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Inspirational Words to Build Your Self esteem

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: March 23rd, 2020

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This page contains inspirational quotes which I hope will inspire you and help build your self esteem…

Inspiring sayings and quotations increase your self esteem. Quotations can change your attitude and motivate you. Reading positive quotes and famous quotations will help you put things in perspective.

Low self esteem is closely related to your focus on negatives. Those negatives may be about yourself and your worth, or about your daily life and the situation you find yourself in. The power of positive and inspirational words is so strong that it can motivate you to become a better person. Here is a wonderful selection of self esteem poems you will enjoy.

What you will find on this page is my personal collection of sayings and quotations that will encourage you to develop your self esteem, make better decisions, find purpose and direction and help you to see challenges as opportunities and not something to fear.

Most Recent Self Esteem Quotes:

 “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves”. ~ Nathaniel Branden.

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Author Unknown

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” (August Wilson)

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”
(Ayn Rand)

“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” (Brigham Young)

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” (Norman Vincent Peale)

“Love yourself, for if you don’t, how can you expect anybody else to love you?”

“Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right” (John Milton)

“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself” (Karolina Kurkova)

The basic message of the quotes above is that YOU are responsible for your level of self esteem and that everything comes from first feeling good about who you are. Now quotations are really helpful however if you want to boost your esteem and confidence then I’d like to recommend you click here for this powerful self hypnosis Download “Feel Better About Yourself”.

Opportunity and Success:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. (Winston Churchill)

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”

~ Orison Swett Marden

Being right is one more good reason for not succeeding (Nicolas Davila) It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare
that they are difficult (Seneca)

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

Don’t forget to check out this list of great self esteem books.

To seize opportunity and make a success of yourself you need the correct attitude. Don’t give up or run away from fear and the challenges and problems that face you. Stand firm and face them head on. Every successful person has done this even when faced with failure because a positive attitude and determination is always more likely to help you than being negative.

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Decision and Direction:

“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. (Maimonides)

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” ~ Brian Tracy

Making decisions is never easy and these quotations show just how important it is to make good decisions and how damaging it is to avoid decisions because of fear. My e-book can help you make better decisions and find direction in your life so click here to get my e-book “Self Esteem Secrets” and you’ll discover the steps you need to follow to live the best life you can.
The Power of Affirmations…

As you have seen motivating quotes can inspire you to greatness. The message of quotations can change your life. Inspirational quotations like the ones above can inspire you to become a better person…they can also be used as affirmations.

Want to really know how to harness the incredible power of words? Read this page about affirmations now!

The words you hold in your mind and repeat to yourself are the most important weapons you have. Words can be weapons to help you win in your life each day or they can be used by you and others to defeat you and hold you back from what you could be. Words can encourage or cause you to give up, they can bring you happiness and joy or pain and sorrow. Check out these daily affirmations that WILL inspire you.

Negative words produce negative thoughts and behaviour which can lead to depression and low self esteem. Find out how these negative affirmations can affect you. Reading positive words each day is one of the best things you can do, so why not consider getting one of the recommended books below that offer you the power of words and motivating quotations?

Read these books for more:

#1 Inspiring Quotes by Fabulous Females-The Girl’s book of wisdom by Catherine Dee

– Wonderful selection of quotations. Ideal for a teenager or any girl. You won’t be able to put it down, I guarantee!

#2 1001 Great Stories and Quotes by Kent R. Hughes

– A huge source of inspirational and great sayings and quips for speeches for any occasion. Definitely one you will use time and again!

#3 Great Quotes to Inspire Great Teachers 
by Noah Benshea

Website Author and Editor Bio

Photo of Karl Perera, MA, DipLC Karl Perera is a fully qualified Life Coach (DipLC), Teacher (MA) and author of Self Esteem Secrets. He has taught at various universities including Durham, Leicester and Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. He has run since 1997 and is an expert in Self Esteem and Self Confidence.

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