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The Confident Man: 30 Confidence-Boosting Quotes For Getting Your Desires

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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” (Goethe)

These are extremely competitive times we are living in, making self-confidence one of the most important and necessary traits for achieving a happy and successful life.

Shaped and honed by our experiences, self-confidence can be loosely defined as the ability to trust yourself and your capabilities in reaching a goal. It can be felt and sensed almost instantly by others and is what motivates us to take action and overcome our fears in the face of uncertainty.

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” (T. Harv Eker).

The more confident we are, the more motivated we are to face life’s challenges and obtain the resources needed to survive and flourish.

Being more confident at work can mean more promotions, and studies have shown that confidence can be more important in attracting a mate and maintaining a relationship than physical attractiveness.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” (Suzy Kassem)

There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, but you shouldn’t confuse the two. Confidence is knowing what you’re capable of, the value you provide, and acting in a way that conveys that to others, whereas arrogance typically involves believing you are better in a particular area than you actually are. In other words, arrogance is false confidence and, as such, is usually destructive.

“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.” (Stewart Stafford)

Life is filled with uncertainty and never really knowing how the future is going to turn out is what usually leads us to enter new situations fearing mistakes, rejection, and failure. Such lack of confidence can cause us to sabotage our prospects before we even give ourselves a chance to succeed, choosing instead to watch as opportunities pass us by.

Fortunately, our confidence level is not fixed — through discipline, patience and burning desire to be better, it can be developed and improved — and no matter how confident we already are, we can always use more.

“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

Trust in your capabilities and, more importantly, in yourself. Your happiness, success and fulfillment depend on it.

Here are 30 confidence-boosting quotes that will help motivate and inspire you to move forward and make the most of your life.

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.
— Zig Ziglar
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
― Christopher Robin
“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
― Jodi Picoult
“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good… They’re no better.”
— Hayley Williams
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
― Wayne Dyer
“Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.”
― Sheri L. Dew
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
— Mark Twain
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”
— Barrie Davenport
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
― Zig Ziglar
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”
— Andre Dubus
“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
“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”
— David Storey
“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
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
— Peter T. Mcintyre
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
— Peter T. McIntyre
“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
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
— Dr. Robert Anthony
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
— Sir Edmund Hillary
For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.
— Aaron Rodgers
“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.”
— Nathaniel Branden
“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.”
— Rene Auberjonis
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.
— Stephen Curry
“We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.”
― Roderick Thorp
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
― Unknown
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
— Marcus Garvey

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