I once heard a quote that goes: “you speak to yourself more than anyone else, so be kind.”. At that point, I realized that self-talk is indeed a critical aspect of our inner dialogue.
Self-talk is so powerful that it shapes how we view ourselves and also influences our decision-making. This means this superpower can either be empowering (positive) or self-limiting (negative) depending on how you use it.
It’s really easy to go down the rabbit hole of negative self-talk. This might be evident in our day to day interactions with others when we hear them say things like: “I don’t think I’m good enough”, or having the tendency to magnify their mistakes. For me personally, I have realized that this diminishes my self-worth and kills my potential for success.
Consequently, it leads to more unneeded stress in one’s life.
If you’re ever fall in the trap of self-criticism, I want you to remember these 20 quotes to boost your confidence, make you feel amazing about yourself and hopefully get you to practice more self-compassion.
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.”
— Zig Ziglar
“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.”
— Brian Tracy
“You are enough just as you are. Each emotion you feel, everything in your life, everything you do or do not do… where you are and who you are right now is enough. It is perfect. You are perfect enough.”
— Haemin Sunim
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
— Oscar Wilde
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
— Zig Ziglar
“You are the author of your life. If you don’t like how it goes, write it differently.”
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
— Steve Jobs
“You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think.”
— A.A. Milne (from Winnie the Pooh)
“You are the architect of your destiny.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
— Dr. Seuss
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”
— Diane von Furstenberg
“You are your best thing.”
— Toni Morrison
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis
“You are the CEO of your life; hire, fire, and promote accordingly.”
“You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.”
“You are the captain of your ship; don’t let anyone else take the wheel.”
“You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul.”
— William Ernest Henley
“You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.”
— Zig Ziglar
These quotes remind me of how unique, amazing, and blessed I am to be currently living in the first place. I hope looking at these created an aura of self-love as well. If you found this helpful, consider sharing it with someone to make their day a whole lot better as well.