35 Quotes For When You Need a Confidence Boost

Confidence comes from trying new things, facing and overcoming your fears, and reaching for your dreams. 

After completing Yoga Teacher Training 9 months ago I’ve been building a business and thriving, but not without working my butt off teaching, learning the ins and outs of the business side of teaching, marketing and networking. Oh, and working full time and family life all at the same time.

I’m not glorifying busyness (I stopped doing that a few years ago). I’m doing what needs to be done to live a dream. To grow. To be the best version of myself.

There are days when it all takes a toll mentally and physically I’m exhausted.  Those are the days when my confidence sometimes teeters on a line between I can and I can’t with whispers of giving up and fear of failure. Those are the days when a mistakes or bad decision feels like too much to overcome when, in reality, it’s not.

While you’re full of confidence on some days and walking around with your head held high and a  on your face that says I’m ready to conquer the world, it’s perfectly normal to also experience those days when you would rather avoid facing that day. Oh, and by the way, it’s not just you. It happens to all of us from time to time.

Those are the days when we need support and reminders of our potential for success. We need something or someone to help silence the negative self-talk and stop the loop of negative thoughts we’re playing in our head, influencing our actions and undermining our potential.

Those are the days when you need some help feeling more self-confident.

35 confidence quotes to improve your self-confidence and remind you how much you have to offer the world:

Most of the shadows in this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quickest way to acquire confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do. -Anon

I don’t like to gamble. But if there is one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. -Beyoncé

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A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. -Miranda Kerr

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life that you want, you’re going to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. -Kevin Ngo

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

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Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. -Jon Acuff

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself. -Tyler Kent White

Seek to be worth knowing rather than be well known. -Sandra Turley

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. -Theodore Roosevelt.

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If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. -Thomas Alva Edison

Sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been, and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you wanted to be, and the person you are. -One Tree Hill

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. -Oprah Winfrey

You can chose courage or you can choose comfort. But you cannot choose both. -Brené Brown

Self respect, self worth and self love, all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value. -Rob Liano

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. -Henry Ford

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

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. -Dalai Lama

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. -Dalai Lama

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. -Brené Brown

Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. -Cynthia Kersey

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

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  1. I love all these quotes Jill! One of my favs from your list is the one that says “Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. -Jon Acuff” – I feel like sometimes, esp in the blogging world, it’s easy to get caught up in the comparison trap with people that are so much further ahead!

    1. You’re so right about being a blogger especially in health and fitness. It’s so easy to get sucked into the trap with blogging but interestingly, when I practice or teach yoga I’ve never fallen into that trap.

      Have a beautiful day Chrissy!

    1. Jodi we should meet for coffee and a chat 🙂

      I felt better just writing the post. So much so that I’m having the quote images printed for my home office.

      Have a beautiful day!

    1. Good morning Abbey. That’s how I felt after I wrote the post. So much so that I’m having the quote images printed for my home office.

      Have a beautiful day!

    1. Everyone needs a reminder every now and then. Have a beautiful day Susie!

      PS I know you have a lot going on. Are you going to be at blogfest this year?

  2. I definitely have days where I just feel like POOP…Nothing seems to be going right…The self doubt creeps in! It happens, but the best way for me to cure it and move on is to move my body with a good workout or get outside for a long walk with Lucy or reach out to a friend and just talk it out. PS: I’m also a sucker for quotes. Love all of these!

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