Once in a while, our self-confidence tends to take a hit down low. This can be triggered by the tiniest things possible like a pimple on your forehead, to more major incidences such as a fail grade. Nevertheless, no one enjoys feeling low in self-confidence. The good news is, this happens to everyone whether or not some of us may admit it. So do not worry if you run out of confidence juice, we got you covered. Or rather, these famous quotes got you covered. Here are 5 confidence boosting quotes by to restore self-confidence.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
– Vincent Van Gogh
When you’re feeling demotivated, it is easy to nitpick on failures and focus on the negatives. So much so that we assume failure for things that have yet to happen. As cliché as this may sound, you never know till you try. Every time you hear that little “voice” saying that you cannot do it, do it.
I believe the process of going from confusion to understanding is a precious, even emotional, experience that can be the foundation of self-confidence.
– Brian Greene
It is only normal to be confused and emotionally incapable of handling difficult situations. Because it is through that experience you learn and begin to understand. Good things always comes with a challenge. So what you need to do is push through. The emotional and mental turmoil you may be going through at this point of time could lead to a greater good.
Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.
– Katori Hall
Some people are experts in nitpicking the negatives. There are also those who will manipulate their way towards influencing you. The pessimists will scrutinize every tiny detail while the optimists will tell you to look at the bigger picture. People say things all the time. It is ultimately your very own choice. Instead of being affected by what people tell you, observe the reason behind why they are saying what they say. It will be useful in helping you make an informed decision.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Preparation is key in almost anything and everything. The more you prepare, the more you will be confident in executing. It is a proven fact practiced by experts of various field. Each time you prepare, you are going through a trial and error phase where if you fail, you amend and if you succeed, you advance. Perhaps a more cliche version of this quote is “Practice Makes Perfect”.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Inferiority is a trait of survival. You instill inferiority to appear superior, very much like that of an individual with inflated self-esteem. Therefore when someone makes you inferior, remember that it is probably due to their own insecurity. Ultimately, you have a right to your mind, your body and your emotions. Do not let people dictate the way you should think or feel.
Kiirtaara is a proud 24 year old Malaysian from the small town of Ipoh. She is a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) graduate and is currently a part-time freelance writer with a full time job. She is also a huge mental-health enthusiast and avid animal lover.
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