Self Esteem Quotes
Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life.
The world will never value you more than you value yourself.
Self-esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it.
Tell your struggling self, I love you so much.
You don't have to convince anybody of anything, and you don't have to attract anyone's attention.
No one actually knows what the hell they're doing. Everyone is just working off their current best guess.
The worst outcome in this world is not having self-esteem. If you don't love yourself, who will?
One who knows himself is never disturbed by what you think about him.
Self-esteem begins with self-understanding, grows with courage and perseverance, ends with confidence.
The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself.
I hope you're able to grow to respect whoever you are inside.
Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.
Don't do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You'll always know.
Things you won't say on your deathbed: I wish I paid more attention to what other people think.
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough.
Healthy striving is self-focused: How can I improve? Perfectionism is other-focused: What will they think?
Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone - never the opinion of others.
Don't let compliments mess with your head or criticism mess with your heart.
It's exhausting caring about what other people think.
You know you are on the right path when you no longer seek validation.
Hesitation puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.
Develop a love for solitude and silence and you'll get peace and self-reliance in return.
When you stop caring about being liked, you become more likable.
Measure your self-worth not with the balance of your bank account but with the frequency of your generosity.
A person's self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr.
Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.
Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.
When you find out who you are, you find out what you need.
If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth, but you've got to be willing to take the hits.
Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. G.K.
Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it's a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.
If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are.
The loudest critic is internal.
Chasing approval chases it away.
Love who you are, embrace who you are.
Never dishonor yourself to honor others.
The world can only see us as we see ourselves.
Stop comparing your life to everyone around you.
You have real success when you don't try to impress.
Don't compete with your neighbors. Compete with your ideals.
If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror.
Self-belief is immensely powerful. The most successful people I know believe in themselves almost to the point of delusion.
Self-belief must be balanced with self-awareness.
To keep going when it's tough is important. To believe in yourself no matter what is vital.
Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.
You'd be surprised how addicting high self-esteem is.
People wear all sorts of things, but the best part is the part that's on the inside. That's what's really you ” the person inside.
You have moments, days, sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know, it is all part of the spiritual process.
Retrieve your self-esteem so it is not dependent on how they do or don't respond to you. You are enough. You are worthy.
Your own level of excitement and self-belief will convince people that you know where you are going and should be followed.
When you truly understand your worth, you feel an obligation to give your gift to the world.
Creative ideas happen when you stop thinking about what others will think.
Believe whatever you need to believe to do your best work.
Surround yourself with people who only lift you higher.
The starting point of building your self-esteem is for you to have a clear sense of who you are and what you want.
You acquire self-esteem when you always do what you said you would do.
When I extend small kindness to others, I find it easier to like myself. If you feel that your self-esteem is low, try extending small kindness to strangers.
Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
We can gradually drop our ideals of who we think we ought to be... or who we think other people think we want to be or ought to be.
Ask for what you want. You usually won't get it, and often the rejection will be painful. But when this works, it works surprisingly well.
Define yourself by your strengths, not your weaknesses. Acknowledge your weaknesses and figure out how to work around them, but don't let them stop you from doing what you want to do.
If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. T.
Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you.
Don't tell yourself some bullsht story about you can't do this or that. Don't even allow yourself to say you're not good enough. Sure, maybe you can't do something yet, and maybe you'll never be the greatest of all time. But who gives a sht?
Live as if you're alone in the world. No one is watching you. You don't have to please anyone or live up to their expectations or fear their judgment.
Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you.
Encourage yourself, support yourself, and celebrate every little thing about yourself.
Don't compare your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
No matter how hard you try, there is always some guy or girl who achieves more. My attitude is, so what? Does any of us need to be at the very top of the whole world? It's ridiculous.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember: the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
It is weakness that is the source of all selfishness.
When you're lazy you avoid the hard work necessary to build lasting self-esteem.
A human being wants something that will fill the holes he feels within himself.
It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.
If you can't laugh at yourself, you're missing out on the best joke of all.
Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
A combination of self-doubt, giving up too early, and not pushing hard enough prevents most people from ever reaching anywhere near their potential.
For most people the most difficult thing is to be comfortable with themselves. Loneliness and silence are poetry to some, but hell to most.
A man who says, 'I want to change, tell me how to', seems very earnest, very serious, but he is not. He wants an authority whom he hopes will bring about order in himself.
Nothing so blights our self-esteem as to disapprove of what we once approved.
We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we're afraid to let them see it in us. We're afraid that our truth isn't enough - that what we have to offer isn't enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing.
When someone bases their self-esteem on the approval of others, they are abandoning themselves. It is an exhausting and powerless way to live.
Everyone is lying - about what they make, about how confident they feel, about how hard they work, about how well things are going. Stop comparing yourself to these lies. Stop thinking about them at all.
Never tolerate disrespect or you might start believing you deserved it.
Every action is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.
The trick is to think highly of yourself without thinking you're higher than everyone else.
Self-esteem comes from self-understanding. Self-understanding comes silence.
Praise is not something to be sought. One shouldn't welcome it, rather be indifferent to it. It's a trap. If you accept the praise of someone you're henceforth their slave. You have to live up to that person's image of you. You're not free to just be yourself.
You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.
Don't base your identity on your imperfection. You aren't your imperfections, you are the being that is aware of your imperfections.
Pay respect that you may be respected, and know that to be esteemed you must show esteem.
If you boast, you will have no merit. If you promote yourself, you will have no success.
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.
Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.
Happiness is overrated. Inner peace and self-love are underrated.
To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
Aloneness is a positive feeling. A feeling of your own being and the feeling that you're enough unto yourself - that you don't need anyone.
What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has or how he is regarded by others.
Do not grow too fond of your ideas or too certain of their truth.
Confidence is less about what you've done in the past and more about how you talk to yourself in the present.
If we're really honest with ourselves, we all have a little self-loathing going on from time to time.
If you're truly confident, you're not a taker, you're giver.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
If you're extremely confident in yourself, taking a loss doesn't bother you.
Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.
Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.
The first step is to make friends with ourselves.
By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others.
We don't judge people when we feel good about ourselves.
Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.
People are beautiful when they are honest, calm and self-loving.
The fact is, people who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from learning from their mistakes. They lack the ability to take on new perspectives and empathize with others. They close themselves off to new and important information.
He who trusts himself is in heaven. and he who mistrusts himself, holds the keys of hell in his hands.
Until you know that you are enough just the way you are, you will continue to look for more.
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.
A man who respects himself suddenly finds himself respecting the whole universe. He cannot humiliate anybody, he cannot be disrespectful to anybody.
Complaints don't deliver complaints, they mostly reveal your weakness.
Attempting to convince another tells you that you are still seeking validation.
If there's anything that bothers me, it's one person demeaning another.
You can have low self-esteem if you fail at things, but you can't make progress if you don't fail at things. Keep going.
Because you are not interested in self-knowledge you seek inspiration from others, which is another form of distraction.
Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who holds a low opinion of himself.
Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity.
Power over others is political and the people who are interested in power over others are people who feel a deep inferiority complex.
One who thinks in terms of superiority will always remain inferior because these are two aspects of the same coin.
Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters.
Until you wholeheartedly believe in your own value, worth, and worthiness, there will always be a void in your spirit.
Fear, lack of confidence and low self-esteem tend to make us jump to conclusions.
You are low self-esteem when all you do is consume without ever expressing your own creativity.
Don't underestimate yourself. You have the ability to wake up. You have the ability to be compassionate.
Be independent of the good opinion of other people.
We forfeit three quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Besides, he who follows another not only discovers nothing but is not even investigating.
We feel a kind of bittersweet pricking of malicious delight in contemplating the misfortunes of others.
The average man focuses on his place in the tribe. The wise focuses on creating is own path.
We already have most answers we are looking for; but we want to hear them from someone else.
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.
When our beliefs are based on our own direct experience of reality and not on notions offered by others, no one can remove these beliefs from us.
The first step to accepting yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others.
For it is a matter of daily observation that people take the greatest pleasure in that which satisfies their vanity; and vanity cannot be satisfied without comparison with others.
Don't compare your weekend project to the work of a hundred-person startup. Don't compare your first draft to someone else's edited-by-a-professional bestseller. Don't compare your sketch to someone's masterwork.
Sometimes, when people have a low opinion of their own worth - or, perhaps, when they refuse responsibility for their lives - they choose a new acquaintance, of precisely the type who proved troublesome in the past.
One of the universal fears of childhood is the fear of not having value in the eyes of the people whom we admire so much.
The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.
Those incapable of independent thought and personal responsibility find security in the masses.
It is not healthy to hold yourself back to make other people comfortable.
If a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small.
Little by little we human beings are confronted with situations that give us more and more clues that we are not perfect.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
You don't build a beautiful world with arrogant people. You build it with humble people.
It's hard to break rules when all you know is how to follow them.
On receiving feedback: Don't tell me what you like, tell me what you don't like.
Criticism is the greatest gift you can receive, if self-realization is what you're interested in.
Greater self-esteem produces greater success, and greater success produces more high self-esteem, so it keeps on spiralling up.
If you insist on getting credit for the work you do, you'll never get far in life.
Be humble about what you know, but confident about what you can learn.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimise the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
Rejecting criticism shows defensiveness. Listening to criticism shows openness. Anticipating criticism shows self-awareness. Improving based on criticism shows initiative.
If ego is the voice that tells us we're better than we really are, we can say ego inhibits true success by preventing a direct and honest connection to the world around us.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.