Best 65 Quotes & Tweets on Confidence

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If you want to be rewarded, you have to be irreplaceable. If you want to be irreplaceable, you have to be unique. If you want to be unique, you have to be authentic. If you want to be authentic, stop listening to everyone and everything else. It’s drowning “you” out.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Imagine how effective you would be if you weren’t anxious all the time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Lack of confidence kills more dreams than lack of ability. Talent matters—especially at elite levels—but people talk themselves out of giving their best effort long before talent becomes the limiting factor. You're capable of more than you know. Don't be your own bottleneck.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Charisma is the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Be so big that it’s cool to hate you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Your imposter syndrome will fade when you realize how average your heroes are. Your excuses will fade too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

How things get done in the world: Relentless focus Self-confidence Personal connections Effective leadership (communication, management, vision, and evangelism)

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

10

Your identity can hold you back: -I'm terrible with directions. -I have a sweet tooth. -I'm bad at math. ...or build you up: -I'm the type of person who doesn't miss workouts. -I finish what I start. -I read every day. Build habits that reinforce your desired identity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Build small habits, but make big plans. (1) Keep your daily actions small. Strive to get 1% better every day. (2) Keep your daily mindset big. Think about how you can play a bigger game. Always start small. Never play small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Once you’ve truly controlled your own fate, for better or for worse, you’ll never let anyone else tell you what to do.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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It’s never been a better time for self-motivated people. Anyone connected to the internet has the education power of a university and the distribution power of a media company at their fingertips. Curiosity, courage, and persistence are the new gatekeepers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Comparing yourself to others... ...is positive when it motivates you to get back to work, upgrade your skills, and remain dedicated to a meaningful pursuit. ...is negative when it causes rumination, negative self-talk, and lower self-esteem. It’s a thin line between the two.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

How to prepare for bad luck: -spend less than you earn -build an emergency fund -get fit before you need to -be the friend you’ll need some day -ask “How could X go wrong?” and plan for failure -build confidence by conquering small challenges when life is easy

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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I meet a lot of people searching for something (career, relationship, etc). And yet, when it’s put in front of them, they won’t pursue it because they fear pain (getting hurt, failure, etc.). So they unconsciously (and expensively) trade self protection for misery.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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One version of confidence is: “I’ve got this figured out.” Another version is: “I can figure this out.” The first is arrogant and close-minded. The second is humble and open-minded. Choose the latter. Be humble about what you know, but confident about what you can learn.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Never be so busy comparing what you have that you forget how fortunate you are to have it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The ideal level of confidence is slightly beyond your actual ability. Never be so detached from reality that you become delusional, but never dip low enough that you become your own bottleneck. Most people are capable of more than they believe.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Seek fewer mentors. Seek more self-confidence. Too many people are stuck waiting for someone wiser to show them the way. There is no way.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

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What kills your dreams isn't a lack of competence, but rather confidence. Confidence comes from how you talk to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Strength training is the assassin of self-doubt. It’s nearly impossible for confidence to decline when you watch the weight on the bar increase each week—even when starting from a modest level.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Others can criticize your actions. Only you can criticize your thoughts. And if thoughts precede actions, then you need the courage to overcome self-doubt before you need the courage to overcome your critics. The first battle is always internal.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Merely believing you deserve something doesn’t make it a reality. But believing you *don’t* deserve something will prevent you from trying. Most people are capable of more than they believe. Confidence won’t automatically get you results, but self-doubt sets your ceiling.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Learning is the meat of failure. Self-doubt is the bones. Keep eating. Spit out the bones.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The old gatekeepers were external: credentials, approval, access. The new gatekeepers are internal: curiosity, confidence, consistency.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

Whenever you succeed with a small habit, you add a little to your general ability to stick with good habits. With each repeated success, your ability grows as does your trust and confidence in yourself. Slowly, you develop the ability to be consistent even in tough conditions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

The secret to building your confidence: Attempt difficult things. Accomplish some of them.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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There's no upside in hating on someone's idea. You come off as non-believer or ruin their confidence. Instead, just ask the questions that make you hesitate & let them come to their own conclusion. If you're right, you helped them think it through. If you're wrong, you'll learn.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

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Increasingly, I believe getting rich and staying rich require different skills. Qualities needed for getting rich: -focused -optimistic -confident -lucky Qualities needed for staying rich: -diversified -pessimistic -humble -lucky Ideally, you’d learn to alternate as needed.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Self-talk strategies: If you need confidence, talk to yourself the way you would talk to a friend. If you need persistence, talk to yourself the way you would talk to a student. If you need patience, talk to yourself the way you would talk to a child.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When it comes to regrets, it’s the dreams we didn’t go after that haunt us — the business we didn’t start, the book we didn’t write, the love we let slip away. When pursuing your dreams you won’t remember the bruises and failures, only the person you become.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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I’m usually terrified people will hate my writing. My only saving grace is how I direct that fear. I use it to motivate me to find better ideas and share more useful examples rather than allowing it to prevent me from sharing at all. Fear is the gas pedal, not the brake.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Why suffering from Imposter Syndrome is a good thing: It’s common among high-achievers. It means you know your own knowledge gaps and are motivated to fill them. The real danger is in thinking you know everything. It’s impossible to learn something new if you already know it all

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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If you don’t have imposter syndrome you’re probably an imposter.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Confidence comes from having recovered from failure.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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You have to sell yourself before you can sell your ideas.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Confidence is less about what you’ve done in the past and more about how you talk to yourself in the present.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

Broke: Imposter syndrome. Woke: Fake it till you make it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Think about self-control less as the quality of a person and more as the quality of a place. There are some places and situations that tend toward lower self-control and others that lean toward higher self-control. Self-control is about your context as much as your character.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You don't create self-esteem in others by praising people for things that aren't really praiseworthy.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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School: A system designed to make geniuses feel insane.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Motivation can be minimal if actions are easy. Start small and become the kind of person who shows up every day. Build a new identity. Then increase the intensity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When making a decision I’m never interested in being certain first. That’s expensive, slow, and often a mirage. I’m seeking imagined odds I can stomach, asymmetric risk (bigger upside if right than downside if wrong), and a warm fuzzy confidence that’ll it all work out.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

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To enjoy the journey, one needs confidence in the destination.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The more confident you are, the shorter your answer should be.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Charisma is a combination of two attributes. It's the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Suffering from imposter syndrome is less about your abilities and more about who you compare yourself too People who feel like imposters usually compare up, instead of across or down

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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If your sentence starts with "I could be wrong," it's a good sign you should shut your mouth or ask a question.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you feel like an imposter it means one of three things: 1) You only compare yourself to people who are more successful than you 2) You push yourself outside of your comfort zone and are constantly growing 3) You actually are an imposter

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach