Quotes That Mirror My Thoughts on…

...CONFIDENCE

"Joe Pa"

Joe Paterno, Penn State football head coach

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

~ Joe Paterno

“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

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”

~ Brian Tracy

“Its lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”

~ Muhammad Ali

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”

~ Vincent T Lombardi

“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

“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

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are far more powerful than you will ever realize. Choose always to make positive use of that power.”

~ Ralph Marston

“With supreme confidence, determination & disregard for obstacles & other people’s criticisms carry out your plan for success.”

~Paul J. Meyer

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”…. 🙂

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“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

 BONUS POEM:

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

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Mark Sanchez, QB NY Jets

 

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what.

Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

— Mark Victor Hansen

 

 

Confidence, Courage, & Belief

South African Oscar Pistorius, right, is followed by Christoph Bausch of Switzerland as they compete in the 100m T44 during the Beijing Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights

that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true.

This special secret – curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy,

and the greatest of all is confidence.

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way,

implicitly and unquestionable.  

– Walt Disney