Boost Your Confidence With These 45 Quotes About Believing In Yourself

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By Ellie Nieves

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As career women, we have dreams and goals we wish to accomplish. But, sometimes life throws its curve balls and our confidence and courage get rattled. When that happens, we need to find ways to re-build our self-confidence and our belief in ourselves, re-fuel our faith, and re-focus our minds on our goals.

An inspirational quote can provide a great source of hope when something shakes your confidence; sometimes all you need is to take a small step — which can be as simple as reading some uplifting words — to lift your thoughts and restore faith in your abilities. Here are some positive quotes about believing in yourself to lift your spirits and keep you going that extra mile:

When You Lack Self-Confidence and Need a Good Motivational Quote:

1. "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peal

2. "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful." - Mark Victor Hansen

3. "Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." - T. Harv Eker

4. “Don't ever give up. Believe in yourself or no one else will. My personal saying is: 'I'd rather die knowing that I tried to do what I love.” - Adrienne Bailon

5. “In the United States, if you believe in yourself and you're determined and persevere, you're going to succeed.” - Gloria Estefan

6. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

7. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

9. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

10. “I’ve learned that millions of people can believe in you, and yet none of it matters if you don’t believe in yourself.” – Bernajoy Vaal

11. “If you believe in it and you are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it, then you will become it, enjoy it and own it. Have faith, be strong and believe in you!!!” – Ricardo Housham

12. “But the real secret to total gorgeousness is to believe in yourself, have self confidence, and try to be secure in your decisions and thoughts.” — Kirsten Dunst

When You Feel Like Giving Up, These Sayings will Help:

13. "If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." — Paul Bryant

14. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie

15. “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” Unknown

16. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”Albert Einstein

17. “When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.” Winston Churchill

18. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

19. “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” Babe Ruth

20. "Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." – Kyle Chandler

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.– Muhammad Ali

22. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure." – George Edward Woodberry

23. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

When You Encounter Challenges and Challengers

24. "A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her." – David Brinkley

25. "Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... do your thing, and don't care if they like it." — Tina Fey

26. “It's no good being too easily swayed by people's opinions. You have to believe in yourself.” — Donatella Versace

27. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

29. "Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." - Chantal Sutherland

30. "To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals." - Michael Bassey Johnson

31. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

32. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”– Helen Keller

33. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

34. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”– Mark Caine

35. “If you really believe in yourself, you cannot listen to other people.” - Joan Jett

When You Encounter Setbacks

36. “A winner is someone who gets up one more time than he is knocked down.” – Unknown

37. “When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.”– Roy Bennett

38. “What breaks you down is not the amount of pressure you feel at one time, but it’s the way you perceive and handle it.” -Ashish Patel

39. “Temporary failure will not prevent you from achieving lasting success.”– Matshona Dhliwayo

40. “Put in the time, learn something new, challenge your perception and know that a setback is an opportunity in hindsight” – Val Uchendu

41. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

42. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ― Maya Angelou

43. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – George S. Patton

44. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

45. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns

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Ellie Nieves, JD, MBA, develops webinars, seminars, and coaching programs to help women show up, speak up, and step up in their careers and personal lives. She is also the host of the Leadership Strategies for Women Podcast where she shares success tips to help women achieve more both personally and professionally. To learn more, go to:  www.EllieNieves.com

 

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