35 Of The Most Inspiring Self-Confidence Quotes

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If you have days, weeks, months, or even years when your confidence is low, please know you’re not alone.

Whether it’s circumstantial or chronic, low self-confidence impacts all of us at different points in our lives. Even those born with a more positive personality type have times when they doubt their abilities or feel incapable of success. Lacking faith in our abilities, our attractiveness, or our relationship skills is a common theme in human drama.

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How To Boost Your Self-Confidence After Failure

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There’s nothing like good old-fashioned failure to send your self-confidence into a nose dive.

I’m not talking about the little flubs and foibles of life.

I’m talking big, fat, fall-on-your-face failure.

Failure like . . .

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How To Be More Confident As We Age

Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror as you’re coming out of the shower or getting dressed — and your eyes zero in on “that part?” You know the one that’s shape-shifting and so obediently obeying the laws of gravity?

That wasn’t there last week was it? Or last year? You KNOW it wasn’t there five years ago. ARGHHHHH!!! What’s happening here?

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10 Simple Ways to Wake Up With Self-Confidence

Note: This is a guest post by Davis Nguyen


Your morning alarm just went off. What are you doing this morning?

Are you jumping out of bed ready to start your day or are you trying to squeeze in “5 more minutes” of sleep?

If you are like most people, you are still struggling to roll out of bed and inside your head, you’re thinking, “here we go again.”

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Boost Self-Confidence With These 10 Surprising Actions

Do you consider yourself self-confident?

Self-confidence is the feeling of assurance in who you are — in spite of your life circumstances or achievements. It is the ability to love and accept yourself, flaws and all, and view yourself from a perspective of optimistic realism and acceptance.

Most of us at some point in our lives, or for big chunks of our lives, have dealt with low self-confidence.

Throughout our lives and well into adulthood, our life experiences can impact our self-confidence. Sometimes a dip in self-confidence is episodic — like a job loss, a divorce, or a financial crisis.

Something bad happens, and until we can get our footing again, we feel discouraged and inadequate.

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How to Take Control with Confidence

Do you ever feel like your mind has a mind of it’s own?

Does it seem like it plays tricks on you, behaving against your higher judgement or desires?

I’ve been suffering from a tricky mind for the last few weeks, but I finally turned the trick around on my wily mind and took control. Here’s what happened.

For the last month, I’ve had a pile of yucky paperwork that has needed doing. I despise paperwork, especially related to taxes and accounting. I would almost rather jump in a pond of icy water than trudge through paperwork, so naturally I’ve been avoiding it.

The only problem with avoiding it is that avoiding causes suffering. Every time I see that stack of untended paperwork, or I think about it, or I see a commercial about taxes, or someone else mentions their taxes, I get a sinking, really bad feeling.

It’s a combination of “I’m a loser, I’m going to jail, I feel overwhelmed, why do I have to suffer this torment?” kind of feeling. This kind of thinking does a number on one’s confidence.

This combo platter of bad feeling has gotten worse the longer I’ve put off this work. And darn it, I’m a coach. I know better. I teach other people about this stuff. But here I am, caught in the avoidance/procrastination trap myself.

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4 Essential Ways to Build Self-Esteem

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~Golda Meir

This is a guest post by Joe Wilner.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, how do you feel? What are the thoughts you have, and what do you say to yourself?

No matter the answer to these questions, everyone has the potential for healthy self-esteem. It’s within all of us, we just need to cultivate it, and understand the many factors that influence its growth.

There are some things that can be changed in life, and other things that cannot. One thing that can be changed, or at least improved, is our skill set.

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