Every one of us goes through times of self doubt when we lose touch with our inner power and start feeling incompetent, unwanted and unworthy.
Here are 10 powerful quotes that will crush your feelings of self doubt by helping you connect back with your true self so you can move toward your goals with renewed positive energy.
Quote #1: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde rightly penned this one. The truth is that you can only be who you are; trying to be anyone else is a waste of your time.
You are a child of the Universe, you cannot be undeserving and whatever you are, you were meant to be.
Quote #2: “The man who moves mountains begins by carrying small stones.” – Confucius
This quote is particularly helpful when we have a daunting task ahead of us such as improving our self-esteem or finishing four years of University.
These arduous, seemingly never ending tasks have a way of testing us and eating away at our self-esteem.
This quote reminds us that each small step is instrumental to the process and it gives us reason to go on.
Quote #3: “As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no instrument ever made quite as brilliant as the human.
Our bodies are highly intelligent on their own, not to mention our minds and souls. As soon as you shut off the rational part of your mind for a while and begin to listen to your soul and your intuition, you will know exactly what it is that you need to do and exactly what type of life you actually want to live.
As Oscar Wilde said before, you can only be yourself. Take the time to listen to yourself who is trapped under layers of mental conditioning.
That self knows exactly what you need to do.
Quote #4: “From my own experience, I want to say that you should follow your heart and the mind will follow. Believe in yourself and you will create miracles.” – Kailash Satyarthi
Reaffirming the last quote, Satyarthi implores us to believe in ourselves and trust that we can create miracles.
You are quite literally a divine being with a remarkable amount of personal power and potential buried deep inside you. It’s time for you to believe and trust in who you are and let your potential shine through.
Quote #5: “How long you can continue to be good at something is how much you believe in yourself and how much hard work you do with the training.” – Jason Statham
It’s acceptable to have off days, it’s acceptable to throw in the towel sometimes and its acceptable to have days when you really don’t believe in yourself, but it’s not acceptable to quit on yourself.
Take the time you need, practice self-care, wallow in your despair to get it out of your system, but get back up again.
You must find the strength to believe in yourself because whatever it is that you are doing, you have to practice.
The brain holds information most efficiently through repetition. It’s how we learn to talk, to write, to walk, to play the piano, it’s how we learn anything.
If you give up on yourself, you give up on trying.
Quote #6: “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.” – Jeff Haden
Be clear about what you want and have the belief that you can do it. A door will be opened and your path will be unfolded before you.
All you have to do is persevere.
Quote #7: “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Especially in times when we have low self-esteem, we feel as if the whole world is looking only at us. We feel as though they see all our flaws and all our mistakes.
In our minds they are constantly judging us and telling us all we do wrong.
The thing is, most of the time that only happens inside our minds. Most people only give us a thought for a second or two, they’re probably too busy thinking you’re judging them too.
Quote #8: “I can change by what happened to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
Chances are if you need to improve your belief in yourself, you’ve been through situations and been in circumstances that have worn down your self love.
Sometimes we have no control over the situations we encounter, but we are wholly responsible for how we respond.
Our responses tell us who we are and all we need is the strength to rise above.
Quote #9: “Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” – Barrie Davenport
Once you keep trying, it must get better.
You must practice the skill of practice.
The human brain can execute an action more efficiently and effortlessly the more it executes the action. Any skill on Earth which any person has is learnt. Self-confidence can be learnt too.
If you want to believe in yourself but you just don’t all hope is not lost.
All you need is the desire to want to have more self-confidence and enough belief in yourself to accept that even though you’re not where you want to be right now, one day you will be.
You are a part the cosmic family that is our Universe, you deserve to have everything and more.
Quote #10: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson
On an intriguing note, it’s often said that we’re not actually afraid of our short-comings. Instead our short-comings are masks that hide our true fear; our complex fear of greatness.