Friday, 27 January 2012

Confidence / Confidences

A person without confidence is like a jumbo jet sitting on the runway with an empty fuel tank. - Keith Johnson

Confidence and certainty will get you further than anything else will. - Unknown

Confidence and doubt are like two bulls in a car – either confidence is going to stay or your doubts or insecurities are going to stay, but there is not room for both to remain. - Keith Johnson

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. - Roger Staubach

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. - Unknown

Confidence is a fine trait. Overconfidence isn't. - Laurel K Hamilton

Confidence is a natural life force designed to overcome dark times. - Sheenah Hankin

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart. - William Pitt

Confidence is a resolute state of mind by which you believe nothing is impossible. - John Eliot

Confidence is almost all about perception. Very few people are wholly confident in every area of their life. Those who appear to be so are probably good at acting – with themselves as the audience. - Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

Confidence is consistency of thinking about what is possible and how to make it possible. - John Eliot

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. - Vincent Lombardi

Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; the iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail; a feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle, and rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. - John Dewey

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself. - Cicero 

Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Confidence is the hinge on the door to success. - Mary O’Hara Dumas

Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition. - Aristotle

Confidence is you've been on that bull before and you know you're gonna ride 'im. - Anna Deavere Smith

Confidence isn't walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it's walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place. - Unknown

Confidence, like money, only becomes a problem when it disappears. - Kate Burton & Brinley N. Platts

False confidence is the precursor of disaster. - David Noonan

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. - Henry David Thoreau

If we do have realistic confidence ... if we feel secure within ourselves, we tend to experience the world as open to us and to respond appropriately to challenges and opportunities. Self-esteem empowers, energizes, motivates. It inspires us to achieve and allows us to take pleasure and pride in our achievements. - Nathaniel Branden

If you never struggle with confidence, you obviously are not stretching yourself far enough. You are not pressing to the edge of your abilities. In other words, the only way to never struggle with confidence is to play it safe. Play it known. Play it in a way that you achieve stability, but lose opportunity. - Timothy Ursiny

Ours is the one ever-present voice in our lives. Therefore, it is crucial that our self-talk instil confidence within us and is supportive, not submerging, and that our attitudes toward ourselves help keep our spirits afloat through acceptance and trust. We are our own most important and influential buoy. - Sue Patton Thoele

People who lack confidence do not understand other people. Seeing others through their own critical lens, they nervously perceive them as judgmental and rejecting. In order to offset their own shame and self-pity, many will pour blame and criticism onto others, and never look at their part in a problem. - Sheenah Hankin

There’s no confidence like the confidence that comes from having confronted something you feared. - Arlene Dickinson

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become the recipients of confidences. - Thornton Wilder

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. - Brian Tracy

We all intuitively know that confidence is important. Most of us know that if you always struggle with confidence then something is wrong. Either you are suffering from low self-esteem or you are working or living in the wrong place. It just doesn't match. However, did you know that if you never struggle with confidence, you obviously are not stretching yourself far enough. You are not pressing to the edge of your abilities. In other words, the only way to never struggle with confidence is to play it safe. Play it known. Play it in a way that you achieve stability, but lose opportunity. - Tim Ursiny

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