Last Updated on October 23, 2020 by Brittany
Timidity can be a tough thing to deal with. It is important to understand that you can have the characteristic of timidity or just deal with it in certain situations. No matter how it affects you it is OKAY because there are many ways you can overcome it and build your self-confidence. Before we dive into some amazing confidence-building quotes let’s dig a little deeper into the meaning of timidity.
According to www.dictionary.com The actual definition of timidity is…
lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.characterized by or indicating fear.
I also want to point out that is also states a timid approach to a problem.
This takes us back to what we discussed at the very beginning of this post. You can be a timid person or you can have a timid approach when it comes to a life event.
Say for instance you got an amazing job offer…you go, girl! When it comes to negotiating the salary you are timid about asking for what you deserve. This would be a life event. You are timid in this situation however, not timid with a large portion of certain aspects in your life.
Like you can make a mean peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and will call anyone to the mat who thinks they can do it better!
Make sense? Good! Let’s dig into some confidence-building quotes! Make sure to keep reading to find out more about self-confidence & self-belief. I have also included some action steps to build both of these up!
Quotes About Self-Confidence.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.Samuel johnson
Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it in yourself?
Be proud of who you are and not ashamed of how others see you.
Jealousy is a lack of self-confidence.
Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else WillJack Welch
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do something you are terrified of doing.
You cannot fail at being yourself.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt
With confidence, you have won before you have started.
Confidence is the magnet to success.E’yen A. Gardner
Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.Criss Jami
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You owe yourself the love you so freely give to everyone else.
Self-confidence is the ability to trust in one’s own decisions.Angelica Montrose
What you are looking for is not out there. It is in you.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.Sophia Loren
Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start believing in yourself magic starts happening.
In the darkest hours, we must believe in ourselves.Terry Goodkind
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.Christopher Robin
You wouldn’t worry about how much others think about you if you realized how seldom they do.Eleanor Roosevelt
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well you can do a big thing well too.David Storey
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott
What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.― Norman Vincent Peale
The Best Confidence Building Quotes.
Confidence is silent insecurities are loud.
As is our confidence so is our capacity.
Confidence is the art of having faith in yourself.
Confidence is contagious, so is a lack of confidence.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.Theodore Roosevelt
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.Henry Stanley Haskins
The world needs who you were made to be.Joanna Gaines
Confidence is key. Even if you don’t have it, fake it!Lady Gaga
Confidence is the memory of success.David Storey
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.Peter T. McIntyre
Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.Zig Ziglar
Whatever we expect with confidence will become our own self-fulfilling prophecy.Brian Tracy
The Psychology Behind Self-Confidence & Self-Belief.
There are so many factors that are behind the scenes when it comes to self-confidence in comparison to self-belief. We will dive deep into the psychological aspects but first, let’s differentiate the two.
According to an article from Positive Psychology self-confidence is defined as…
An individual’s trust in his or her own abilities, capacities, and judgments, or belief that he or she can successfully face day to day challenges and demands (Psychology Dictionary Online).Self-confidence also brings about more happiness.
In a nutshell, self-confidence is your belief in the abilities you possess to overcome and face challenges. It is also a strong faith in yourself that states you have the ability to complete daily tasks, and the capacity to be more than you are now.
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I think it is important to note that self-confidence and self-belief are intertwined.
However, one does start before the other. Before you can grow your self-confidence you must have the belief that your self-confidence can grow. Therefore, if you believe you can be or are self-confident than this will have a positive impact on your self-confidence.
First you believe, and then you exude it.
Belief comes before beginning.Brittany
So How Do I Become a Self-Confidence Machine?
Successful people know that any achievement comes first from true confidence. So it is imperative that you not only know the info behind self-confidence but you learn how to build yours up! Let’s discuss some self-confidence activities.
1.) Commit To your Decisions.
One of the greatest pieces of advice I have ever gotten is that self-confidence comes from finishing. I can tell you that I know with everything inside me that this is true.
You see we live in a world where everything is expected to be immediate. If a dream is taking longer than a few months to come to fruition the normal approach is “I quit” or “this will never happen so why even try?”
So most people are not living the life they desire. They are living their life on the sidelines watching the game play out.
But not the woman with self-confidence.
She has so much conviction in her ability that she pushes through all the barriers until she reaches her goal. She says she is going to do something and she makes it happen. What most people won’t do she does. This in itself brings confidence.
This is why everyone loves a good old “rags to riches story.” People like Oprah Winfrey or J.K.Rowling who have been knocked down time and time again, and refused to give up.
People see in them what they truly want for themselves, but don’t have the self-belief to go for it. These ladies made a decision and committed to getting what they wanted.
No matter what!
Up until this point, your brain has been wired a certain way through all of the things you see and hear daily. Things that affect your brain wiring are…
So if you have been telling yourself the same stuff for 30 years it’s going to take action to reverse that. You must reprogram your mind to see things differently. One way to do this is through the use of affirmations.
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I have discussed affirmations before so we won’t get into too much detail but, they are basically statements you make in the present tense. You want to say them at least 3 to 5 times per day. It takes about 30 days of doing this before it starts to change your brain wiring. Here are some examples you can start with.
- I am filled with self-confidence
- I am confident that I can overcome any obstacle
- I love how much confidence I have
- I am becoming more confident every day
- I love the skin I am in
- I am capable of achieving anything
- I am powerful
- I am a confidence machine
- I am unstoppable
- I am in control of my destiny
I absolutely love this one because giving to others makes our hearts so full! Have you ever had a special surprise for someone, and once they found out what it was you were more excited than they were? That’s because joy is meant for the giver. The person that can make someone else happy is actually the person that gains the benefit.
Anytime we show our true love for humankind whether it’s volunteering, helping someone cross the street, making someone smile. It makes us feel great about ourselves because we are improving the lives of others.
It is not always about being generous monetarily but you can also be generous with your time, knowledge, heartaches. All of which will be valuable information to the ear listening to it.
I encourage you to find a way in which you can share your gifts. Once you find that do it with all of your heart. It will surely make you feel good about who you are.
I’m not saying to replay your entire past because I want to encourage you to move forward always. I am merely telling you to replay past events in which you may have struggled and come out on top.
In life, we don’t realize how much we have overcome until we truly think about it. Life is a series of ups and downs and when you think about all that you have been through, and how you made it out on the other side that alone will boost your confidence.
When you remember how strong you are that will give you the mindset to realize you can overcome any obstacle no matter what it is, and still come out on top.
Don’t be afraid of the fire, BE the fire.
5.) Faith Over Fear Mentality.
Folks with self-confidence are courageous. They are risk-takers, and all of their confidence comes from being exactly that. If you think about the 99% of people who never go after what they want in life. If you are in the 1% of the people that do and win think about how you will feel about yourself.
Sometimes taking the path less traveled can make you the most confident person in the world because you are choosing to do what others are not willing to do.
After you do it they ask you how you did it, and are in awe of your accomplishments. This is a GOOD feeling and one that breeds confidence.
Every day people are trapped in jobs, marriages, homes, they don’t like all because of fear. If you change your mindset to believe in faith as much as the fear you will win every time.
You have to remember that you can always count on the rain to come. The key is that you must count on your ability to put up with it and see a sunny day because of all of the power inside of you.
Once you realize this you will become a confidence monster.
6.) Consistent Personal Growth.
You should always be working on you for you. You are never done. We are all a work in progress every day. You must take the time to invest in yourself. Make a plan to build your confidence, and do the things you need to do to make a change. Identify the things that are not serving you and replace them with things that will only take you higher. Read books, take courses, hire a life coach. Whatever you need to do to go to the next level.
Once you really hone in on building your self-confidence it will also affect other things in your life positively. You will see improvements in your relationships, health, mindset, motivation, and much more. I am SO excited for you!!
Here’s to a more confident you!
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So Many Blessings,