14 Quotes Series: “Confidence”

Rex Ryan, NY Jets Head Coach (known for his confidence)

Confidence defined: full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: We have every confidence in their ability to succeed.

 Self-confidence defined: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: His lack of confidence defeated him.

Note from Coach O: I happen to think that self-confidence is one of the important keys to reaching your goals, as we continue on our journey to success. I think reading about leadership and ways to motivate people, and inspirational quotes all have their place — BUT — if you don’t believe in yourself and your team; success will be elusive; at best!

I think confidence is something you have to build up every day through motivation and achievement. Our confidence can be temporarily affected by circumstances, but we have to work intentionally and DAILY to build it up! Then each time you reach a goal (achievement) or successfully overcome one of life’s “speed bumps” (adversity), it builds our confidence exponentially. If we continue this progression, there is nothing that can hold us back!!!

I offer you “14 Quotes” (for motivation) that I hope helps build your confidence and keeps you focused on YOUR path.

Please feel free to comment on the “14 Quotes series” & make suggestions on the next topic I can “quote-ify”…. 🙂


“The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch” ~Jim Rohn

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~ Anna Freud

“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms — carry out your plan.” ~ Paul J. Meyer

“Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.” ~ Maxwell Maltz

“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

“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”  ~ Joe Paterno

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” ~ Samuel Johnson

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.” ~ Muhammad Ali

 “Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents.” ~ Donald Trump

 “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”.  ~ Helen Keller

 “A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”  ~ David Brinkley

 “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”  ~ Michael Jordan

 “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.”   ~ Bruce Barton

 “Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown.”  ~ Unknown


Only as high as I reach can I grow,

Only as far as I seek can I go,

Only as deep as I look can I see,

Only as much as I dream can I be.

~ Karen Ravn


4 responses to “14 Quotes Series: “Confidence”

  1. Hi Otis!

    Thanks for inviting me to your Blog…it’s so nice meeting you. 🙂

    I can never get enough positive vibes from others through their words, especially on the topic of confidence!!

    Have a highly inspired day…your tribal friend Steven Suchar

  2. Brian,
    I am honored to have you visit my blog! Appreciate it… I respect your work so much!!

    Thank you for YOUR kind words and I look forward to learning more from you…

    Coach O

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