Self confidence quotes
Do you feel like you lack self confidence? Let these people and their quotes inspire you!
Self confidence quotes: “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was a president who knew how to take action. During the Battle of Las Guasimas, which was part of the Spanish-American War, he and his forces were tasked with taking Kettle Hill which was garrisoned by Spanish troops. Facing heavy fire, Teddy and his men quickly became pinned down. After a while, however, he got on his horse and simply charged off like a suicidal lunatic against the Spanish position under a hail of bullets. His men soon followed and the Hill was taken. That’s because they were already halfway there, as Teddy believed they could do it.
Self confidence quotes: “You have to laugh, especially at yourself.”
We all know how important it is to laugh, but have you ever thought about laughing at yourself? Madonna knew the importance of that. When other people laugh at us, that’s when we feel sad or insulted and lonely, but that’s because the laughter creates a distance between you and them. Try laughing along with them. You’ll see. Taking ourselves less seriously makes it easier to handle failure because we realize that failure doesn’t matter.
“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.”
Henry David Thoreau’s point is very thought-provoking: do you feel sad, insulted and embarrassed because people laugh at you? No, you feel sad, insulted and embarrassed because people laughing at you makes you think certain things about yourself. That what you did was wrong, that you’re not good at what you’re attempting, etc. People who are confident in themselves are not affected by other people’s opinion. Therefore, a key to confidence is positive opinion about ourselves.
“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.”
If you ever feel nervous or doubt whether you can do it, just close your eyes for a moment and take deep breaths, repeating these words in your head. As you inhale, say “inhale confidence”, and as you exhale, say “exhale doubt”. Imagine that confidence and doubt are physical entities that can enter your body, and this mantra is guaranteed to work.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
Thomas Paine influenced not only the American Revolution, but also the French Revolution. Surely, these triumphs were glorious because they were hard to achieve. You may not face the same challenges as the revolutionaries, but the point is still valid: the harder it is to do something, the better the rewards will be. Look forward to that.