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Best 55 Confidence Quotes For Women

Confidence Quotes For Women

This post contains some of the best confidence quotes for women.

What Is Confidence?

Confidence reflects how you view yourself and your sense of value. It’s about how well you trust yourself and your abilities and how deserving you feel of consideration.

A number of internal and external factors may affect your confidence levels, including health, career success, relationships quality, etc.

It is important to learn how to cope with all of these variables to maintain a healthy sense of value.

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Confidence Quotes For Women

1. “Accepting your imperfections doesn’t mean stagnating. It’s going to make your life so much richer to think of yourself as ever evolving, ever learning and growing, and always making progress, no matter what.” – Chloe Brotheridge

2. “As long as you keep stretching your capabilities and expanding your horizons, you are going to experience fear. It’s the human condition. But as your confidence builds, it will become easier and easier to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway!’” – Susan Jeffers

3. “As you grow in confidence, so does your capacity for love. Greater confidence diminishes your need for approval. Paradoxically, the less you need someone’s approval, the more you are able to love them.” – Susan Jeffers

4. “As your confidence grows, you draw beautiful people into your life. You learn you need never feel alone.” – Susan Jeffers

5. “Being a perfectionist is corrosive to confidence because it can mean we hold ourselves back so we never have the chance to be seen to try, and fail.” – Chloe Brotheridge

6. “Being brave doesn’t mean having an absence of fear. Rather, it’s being firm in the face of fear or challenges, despite the way you’re feeling. Once you learn you can handle moving out of your comfort zone, real confidence starts to emerge. Confidence comes from experience.” – Chloe Brotheridge

7. “Being human is messy. We are by our nature imperfect beings. Trying to be perfect actually goes against our nature! It’s unnatural! What needs to come first is acceptance. Weirdly, that’s when things start to feel perfect, when you accept that you, as you are, are pretty awesome.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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8. “Building your assertiveness in small ways gives you strength and confidence to do bigger things. It’s like exercising a muscle.” – Chloe Brotheridge

9. “Buy a journal to record your moments of courage and confidence. Get one that fits in your handbag so you can keep it with you at all times and add to it whenever you need to do so. Make sure to buy one you really like, one that makes you feel good when you pull it out. If you invest in a journal you love, you will invest more in yourself. Every time you do something you feel good about, something that you feel strengthens your courage and confidence, note it in your journal.” – Debbie Ford

10. “Can you imagine being so confident that you feel free to just be who you are? Free to be authentic and straight and to show yourself completely in every moment? Free to be vulnerable and free to be bold? Free to expose all aspects of yourself, even the not-so-charming parts? Freedom reigns when you don’t have to put on airs or hide your true thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.” – Debbie Ford

11. “Confidence … where does it come from? It comes from the knowledge that within you lies an immense amount of power and love to create all that you will ever need in life. That’s confidence!” – Susan Jeffers

12. “Confidence can be like a mirage: it looks great from a distance, but on closer inspection, it’s hot air, simply a way of behaving. What’s actually going on underneath the surface of someone who’s putting themselves out there, is bravery.” – Chloe Brotheridge

13. “Confidence comes from being brave and taking action.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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14. “Confidence is overrated. What really counts is to dig down deeper than confidence. Because it’s rediscovering your bravery that will create the foundation for true confidence, the kind that goes beyond faking it until you make it.” – Chloe Brotheridge

15. “Confidence seems to be one of those qualities that most of us long to have more of. We believe that this uplifting feeling is the answer to our dreams, that it will allow us to ask for what we want, let us speak up when we are not being heard, and give us the ability to handle whatever the universe sends our way. In short, we believe that it will make life better. This belief is built on a truth: confidence does in fact make life better. Much better. But there is a kind of confidence that goes beyond the definitions we find in dictionaries or at motivational seminars, and we are about to stop the search for this elusive thing and actually claim it.” – Debbie Ford

16. “Dig down from anxiety, depression and self-confidence issues and you’ll often find trauma at the root. Please don’t be put off by the ‘t’ word. You don’t have to have experienced huge negative events to suffer the effects of trauma. In fact, there are two types of trauma, big ‘T’ trauma and little ‘t’ trauma.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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17. “Each time you move out of your comfort zone, your confidence builds. Your world becomes larger and larger. Expanding your comfort zone becomes easier and easier with each risk, despite any fear you may be experiencing.” – Susan Jeffers

18. “Every time you are brave, you’ll learn assertiveness and develop confidence. Finally, you’ll be able to access and use your potential to the full. You’ll be free to try, to do your best and to give yourself the best chance of success. And you’ll free up your energy to become authentically you.” – Chloe Brotheridge

19. “Firmly standing up for what’s right for you will give you confidence. Taking action will change the way others respond to you, which will, in turn, make setting boundaries easier.” – Chloe Brotheridge

20. “Frame a picture of yourself as a young girl and put it by your bedside. Give her a positive, confidence-building message every day.” – Debbie Ford

21. “Hanging your happiness and confidence on your ability to control someone else’s opinion is a recipe for misery. And if its pursuit makes you so anxious that you can’t enjoy your life, what’s the point?” – Chloe Brotheridge

22. “If confidence is having faith in yourself, bravery or being courageous is the ability to do something that frightens you. Being brave means having the willingness to try, to do your best and give things a go. It means acting even when it feels scary or uncomfortable. Many people who appear to have been born with confidence, and seem to breeze through every challenge, still struggle internally with self-doubt. What looks impressive or easy on the outside isn’t the whole story.” – Chloe Brotheridge

23. “In order to access true confidence, we must lift ourselves out of the fear of the individual ego structure and live in a brave new world, a paradigm of connection with a force greater than ourselves alone. It may not be easy to lift ourselves out of the fear, but it’s a choice that we can make. And even more than a choice, it’s a transformation. It takes us to a place where we must completely rearrange our thinking.” – Debbie Ford

24. “Instead of seeing life’s obstacles as problems, see them as opportunities, opening the door to growth. Each time you have the opportunity to stretch your capacity to handle the world around you, the more powerful and confident you will feel.” – Susan Jeffers

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25. “It’s not about being good at that thing, doing it perfectly, or getting people’s approval. It’s about trying and knowing that, no matter if you fall or fail or make a fool of yourself, you’ll be OK. In fact, you’ll be more than OK because you’ll know you’re BRAVE.” – Chloe Brotheridge

26. “It’s not easy to face your shadow, it takes courage for sure, but authentic, lasting confidence comes from knowing and accepting every part of ourselves. When we know ourselves, what others think starts to matter less. And we free ourselves to be the best we can be.” – Chloe Brotheridge

27. “Make a list of five risks you have taken in your life. Let yourself feel proud of your courage and confidence.” – Debbie Ford

28. “Make eye contact and be aware of your body language. Sit or stand confidently, shoulders back, with an open posture and your head high.” – Chloe Brotheridge

29. “One reason why you may have taken on this pattern of self-doubt is to appear relatable and likeable, not to appear arrogant or over-confident. You may have seen it modelled by other women. In our culture, confident women can be labelled bossy bitches. And right now, being liked is more important for women than men.” – Chloe Brotheridge

30. “Remember you’ve already developed your confidence in so many ways. You weren’t born being confident at walking – you pulled yourself up, courageously gave it a try, fell over lots and finally learned how to confidently toddle over to Mum or Dad. Perhaps driving or riding a bike were once scary and new, but you now do them on autopilot.” – Chloe Brotheridge

31. “Remembering why you want to be more brave and confident will motivate and inspire you to transform.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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32. “Saying no without offering a lengthy explanation also sends others a message of confidence. ‘No’ can be a complete sentence. If you genuinely have an excuse, the people who love you likely won’t need to hear it, and those who aren’t your biggest fans probably won’t believe you anyway!” – Chloe Brotheridge

33. “Self-confidence is a belief in oneself, a belief in one’s own strengths and capabilities. Closely tied to our self-esteem, it is a kind of trust in ourselves. What is interesting to note is that very often we display self-confidence in certain areas and not others. We see this all the time: someone who’s confident in caring for and raising her children but not in her ability to run a business; someone who’s confident in understanding complex technical data but not in her ability to have a one-on-one conversation; or a performer who’s confident in standing onstage in front of thousands of people but not in her ability to have a close, intimate partnership.” – Debbie Ford

34. “Setting boundaries also improves your confidence because it helps you feel empowered and in control.” – Chloe Brotheridge

35. “Shame is a deep-rooted cause of a lot of our suffering. Shame suffocates self-esteem and, along with it, confidence. Shame tells you, ‘There is something wrong with you, you’re not good enough, you’re worthless.’ Shame tells you, you are uniquely flawed, broken and unfixable. But I promise you, this is not true. And I also promise you, you can heal shame.” – Chloe Brotheridge

36. “Some suggestions of where to begin: start to trust and appreciate yourself more and to give your support to other confident women.” – Chloe Brotheridge

37. “The path to greater confidence and self-fulfillment is a lengthy process of trial and error. There is no need to blame yourself for your past, present or future behaviour. It is all part of the learning process.” – Susan Jeffers

38. “The truth is, for almost every skill, we will improve and learn with attention, practice and effort. And this is most definitely true for skills such as resilience, inner strength and confidence.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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39. “To ignite your confidence and reclaim your courage, you must step into the highest vision of who you are.” – Debbie Ford

40. “To take your confidence to the next level, you’ll need to come over to the dark side … your dark side, that is (don’t worry, we all have one). Knowing yourself in all your awfulness and all of your amazingness and knowing that it’s all OK leads to a self-assurance that those who only focus on the good stuff, or feel ashamed of the bad stuff, cannot have. When we accept all of ourselves, the sparkly, shiny parts and the crappy ones, we’re closer to finally feeling at home in ourselves.” – Chloe Brotheridge

41. “True courage comes not just from feeling confident and strong, but from being the honest, authentic expression of yourself. Think about how audacious it is to really believe in yourself. It takes a warrior’s courage to acknowledge that your point of view matters, that your truth matters, that your gifts matter, and that your presence on this earth matters. You don’t have to earn this right; it’s yours as part of your birthright” – Debbie Ford

42. “We believe we can’t feel confident about our bodies unless they’re perfect. Many of us are waiting for perfection before we accept and love ourselves or dare to go after the relationship, job or life that we want.” – Chloe Brotheridge

43. “We know that if we don’t try, we’ll fail by default. But still, a lack of confidence and self-esteem holds us back from going for the jobs, relationships or friendships we want, from starting businesses or attempting new hobbies.” – Chloe Brotheridge

44. “What will changing mean to you and your life? Remembering why you’re going on this journey to confidence will help you to stay strong when what I’m asking you to do feels hard. Your ‘why’ is likely connected to something bigger than yourself; a dream you have or a source of meaning or purpose. It’s the fuel for your internal fire.” – Chloe Brotheridge

45. “Whatever is on the edge of your comfort zone will exercise your bravery and so grow your confidence.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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46. “When we begin to explore confidence, we have to distinguish it from the false confidence of our ego structure. False confidence is designed to hide our insecurities and trick us into believing that we are okay. It is the job of the ego to distinguish itself from others, so we are trained from a young age to believe that we are individual human beings, separate from everyone and everything around us.” – Debbie Ford

47. “When we over-apologize, we take the blame for something that isn’t our fault and, as we do that, it saps our confidence.” – Chloe Brotheridge

48. “When you fear doing something, and do it anyway, you not only eliminate that particular fear, you get a big bonus – you do a lot towards building your self-confidence.” – Susan Jeffers

49. “When you learn that you can trust life, life will deliver treasures beyond your imagination. You will find the courage and confidence that will remain with you every day for the rest of your life.” – Debbie Ford

50. “When you spread your emotional investment, you enrich your whole experience of life and your confidence grows. You also protect yourself against the pain of loss. The result? Your fears are greatly diminished.” – Susan Jeffers

51. “You also might feel that questioning your abilities offers some kind of protection against making mistakes. Not only is that not true, but when the social pressure to downplay our abilities and appear modest takes hold, we appear less confident and capable to others, which can end up hindering our career progression. And the more we do it, the more we believe we are unworthy.” – Chloe Brotheridge

52. “Ask any person on the street, ‘What makes someone attractive?’ and nine times out of ten they will answer, ‘Confidence.’ Please don’t let society’s entirely fictional beauty standards stop you from feeling confident and knowing that you are attractive. Feel good in your skin now, because feeling beautiful is the most beautiful thing there is.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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53. “When you relax into your body and just enjoy it, your natural confidence will come through.” – Chloe Brotheridge

54. “People who are naturally confident are not necessarily so because they think they’re amazing, have extensively pondered their own brilliance and have said 4,000 positive affirmations in the mirror that day. No. In fact, you might be surprised to hear, confident people don’t really think about themselves at all.” – Chloe Brotheridge

55. “Thinking about ourselves too much is what causes us to get nervous and fearful about speaking up. Naturally confident women, on the other hand, are present, aware, focused completely on what they’re doing, saying and hearing. They’re in the moment, letting life and their own wisdom express itself through them. They give things a try without too much overthinking.” – Chloe Brotheridge

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By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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