Self-confidence is the foundation stone to life and it is the only way you can ever reach your true potential. These 7 quotes will help you re-kindle the fire inside of you and help get your confidence back!
7 Powerful Ways To Re-energize Your Self-Confidence
1. Believe In Yourself
Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth ― Iyanla Vanzant
You can only go as far as your mind lets you. Why do you think the majority of people who are born into poverty stay in poverty their entire lives? It's not because they're physically lacking or enjoy being poor but it’s their thinking that is lacking. They don’t believe or in some cases know what they are capable of and this invisible cap limits them in everything they do.
Take Home Message: Understand that every single person has this invisible cap over his or her head. And it's your choice to either stay stationary inside of it or to break free and live to your true potential. Because if you put your mind to something and give it your all it ANYTHING is possible.
2. Live To Your Potential
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. ― Marilyn Monroe
In this whole world you are the BEST at being you and doing anything else is a sheer waste of your talent and potential. Imagine a lion that started pretending to be sheep just to fit in. It’d be a pretty crazy sight to see wouldn't’t it? But the reality is that this happens every single day. People who have so much to offer the world simply don’t because they are afraid of what the people around them might think.
Take Home Message: Don’t be afraid to be who you are. It might be hard and even scary at first but you have to overcome this mental barrier. You are more than just and your ideas and thoughts are important. So stop hiding, stop being afraid and be the lion that you were born to be.
3. Be Genuine
That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretense. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession. ― Jim Morrison
Self-confidence is about being authentic and the only way to develop it is to be completely honest to yourself about who you are and what you want. If you don't believe me you can even try a quick test and pretend to be somebody you aren't for a week and see the results. I guarantee you won’t feel as good about yourself as you would being yourself and you won’t have that poise and assurance you would have otherwise.
Take Home Message: Try to become as honest as you can in everything that you do. Try to talk, dress and act as you genuinely feel and want to and don't pretend. And trust me when I say that by being true to yourself and those around you, you will greatly improve your self-confidence.
4. Accept Who You Are
To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now. - Alan Cohen
To find peace you first must find self-acceptance. Life is too short to be sheep and not who you truly want to be.
Take Home Message: Nobody was born perfect and the faster you realize this, the faster you will be able to find happiness and become more self-confident. Stop trying to turn an apple into an orange and be happy with who you are. Be grateful for what you have and use the opportunities you have been given to give opportunity to others.
5. Don't Fail Yourself
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. - Marcus Garvey
Self-confidence is half the race on it’s own. If you don’t think you’ll win from the get-go there’s very little chance that you’ll win later on.
Take Home Message: Don’t fail yourself without even giving it a shot. Be confident in what you can do and don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise. You are capable of great amazing things as long as you believe in yourself. So go out there and make things happen.
6. Think Bigger
What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Your destiny lives and dies by how confident you are and you will only go as far as your confidence takes you.
Take Home Message: Aim for the moon, so that even if you miss you land among the stars.