Choose a few confidence building quotes that inspire you or just get you thinking:) But don't stop there. Invest a few minutes to write them down on paper and pin/tape them to a wall you regularly pass by.

  • Soon, you will forget to read the quotes, and you may not even notice the piece of paper anymore.
  • When that happens, it is time for new quotes on a fresh sheet of paper, pinned to a different wall.
  • I wonder what you will learn about your "Bob" by completing this little activity?


“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.”
― Meryl Streep“

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

“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”
― Michel de Montaigne

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”
― Arthur Ashe

“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

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Sharon Salzberg

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”
― Lao Tzu

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
― Mark Twain

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” –Louise May Alcott

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom."–Lao Tzu.

“One day at a time.” The Big Book

“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.”
― Virginia Woolf

"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream." Malcolm Muggeridge

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” Shanti

"Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways." –Glennon Doyle Melton

“She remembered who she was and the game changed.”―Lalah Delia

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.”―Henry David Thoreau

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates"( sounds like Socrates knew something about "Bob")

"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence." Anonymous

“Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.”―Jean Vanier

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." –Maya Angelou

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” -Johnny Cash

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

"Change before you have to." -Jack Welch"

"Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people." André Dubus

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” —Bill Clinton

"'Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.' -Leo Tolstoy"

“We never feel genuinely self-confident when we bury our true nature.” –Craig Malkin

"You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe." -Leymah Gbowee

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." -Marie Curie

"Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then." -Diana Ross

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

“The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.” Jim Rohn

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar

"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."— Charles Swindoll

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." - Will Rogers

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." — Dr. Seuss

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." — Thomas Edison

Confidence is 10 percent hard work and 90 percent delusion." -Tina Fey

"Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is." -Vince Lombardi

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anais Nin

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." — Robert Frost

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things." - Albert Einstein

"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

"Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences." -J. K. Rowling

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”– Abraham Lincoln

"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be  certain of improving and this is your own self.” Aldous Huxley

"If you're going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill

"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday." -Wilma Rudolph

“Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing.” Jim Rohn

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." -Maya Angelou

“The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.” — Unknown

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

"Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives." -Daniel Pink

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.  One fails forward toward success.”  — Charles F. Kettering

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” Jim Rohn

"You just can't beat the person who never gives up." -Babe Ruth

"If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." -Shirley Chisholm

"Become the person who would attract the results you seek". -Jim Cathcart

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” ― Mark Twain

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie Ten Boom

"“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” -John F. Kennedy

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

"“Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” -Jon Bon Jovi

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” Jim Rohn

"If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way." -Roy T. Bennett

“What's dangerous is not to evolve.”-Jeff Bezos

“In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.” -Jacque Fresco"

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas Edison

"'The measure of intelligence is the ability to change' -Albert Einstein"

“Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.” Jim Rohn

“You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.” — Sydney A. Friedman

"“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill"

“The ultimate measure of our lives is . . . how much energy we invest in the time that we have.” – Tony Schwartz

"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame." -Erica Jong

“An educated person is not necessarily a person with  an abundance of general or specialized knowledge,  an educated person is a person who has so developed their  mental faculties, that they can acquire anything they want  or its equivalent without violating the rights of others.” Napoleon Hill

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them yourself."-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” – Arabic proverb

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward” -Martin Luther King Jr.

"“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” -John C. Maxwell

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” Jim Rohn

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." -Lucille Ball

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process, is its own reward." -Amelia Earhart

“Home interprets heaven.” – Charles Henry Parkhurst

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.”  – Dennis Wholey

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills. He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.” James Allen –“as a man thinketh”

“Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” Jim Rohn

“People are anxious to improve their circumstances but unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.” James Allen

P.S. Did you remember to choose a couple of quotes, write them down, and pin/tape to a wall?