If you wish you felt more confident, you’re not alone. Everyone experiences fear and uncertainty at some point in their lives. Everyone has a lack of confidence about something. If you are striving to do new things or pushing your boundaries, it can be difficult to stay confident, even if you’re usually a confident person.
Unfortunately, confidence doesn’t just show up at your door one day, even though you may wish it would. In fact, confidence comes from trying new things, overcoming fear, and reaching for your dreams.
For me, a good example is my lack of confidence around public speaking. I used to really struggle with public speaking, and I still prefer to over-prepare for presentations. This past week, however, I was unexpectedly asked, while already standing in front of a large crowd, to give an impromptu presentation of one of my training seminars. I cringed for a moment but accepted the challenge and the talk went really well. I work to overcome my fear of public speaking through giving many talks and presentations, and it has really increased my confidence level. In this example, I was able to do something that I never would have thought I’d be able to do.
You may have a similar story in your own life. Take a moment and think back to a time when you’ve been able to overcome a challenge of your own. How did that feel? The good news is that confidence spreads to other areas of your life. If you’ve been able to increase your confidence in one area, you can most certainly increase your confidence in other areas as well!
Here are 25 quotes that will inspire you to be more confident today:
1. “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” ~ Cynthia Kersey
2. “Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. So start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for. Your future will depend very largely on the thoughts you think today. So think thoughts of hope and confidence and love and success.” ~ Dale Carnegie [Read more...]