Confidence is not something we’re born with; it’s developed. It’s learned. And believe me, I know the self-love journey can be hard. As we are learning to love every curve and very blemish, it’s tempting to revert back to the old ways of thinking… that you’re not enough. But honey, persist and ignore those nay-sayers. Don’t let them ruin the confidence you are building in both life and love. You deserve to have a life full of joy and excellence.
I’m working on my confidence in my personal and my professional life, too. When I’m struggling, I love a good quote to pick me up. Here are a few of my favs. What are yours?
“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occured to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me, and I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”-Queen Latifah
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember- the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you”-Zig Ziglar
“I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something I just had to be.”-Lupita Nyong’o
“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
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours”-Richard Bach
“One of the lessons I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”-Michelle Obama
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”–T. Harv Eker
“I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and ok.”-Tracee Ellis Ross
“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story- I will.”-Amy Shumer
I’m rooting for you through all the ups and downs of your journey. Follow me for more inspiration and tell me what your go-to confidence quote is.