55 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Believe in Yourself

55 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Believe in Yourself

via Inc.com via Jeff Haden

I know a few extremely confident–not cocky, confident–people.  It's as if they were born that way.

The rest of us sometimes lack confidence–and we often lack belief in ourselves when we need it most.

Fortunately, self-confidence is a quality you can develop. Anyone can be more confident. (Even me.)

But building self-confidence takes time. So if you need a quick shot of it, here are some great motivational quotes that will inspire you to feel more self-assured:

  1. "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

  2. "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  3. "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." –Wayne Dyer

  4. "Just pick a goal, a goal you truly want to achieve, and take a clear-eyed look at your weaknesses–not so you'll feel less confident, but so you can determine exactly what you need to work on. Then get to work. Celebrate small successes. Analyze your weaknesses. Keep going. As you gain skill, you'll also gain a feeling of genuine confidence, one that can never be taken away–because you've earned it." (OK, that one is mine, he said, blushing.)

  5. "Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don't care if they like it." –Tina Fey

  6. "Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." –Bryce Courtenay

  7. "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." –William Jennings Bryan

  8. "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

  9. "Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it." –Bruce Lee

  10. "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful." –Mark Victor Hansen

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