20 Incredible Quotes That Give You High Self Esteem
High self esteem is a need for a lot of people. From gaining confidence in certain situations or belief in their skills, having a high self esteem is necessary.
But sometimes boosting our self esteem on our own is challenging for some people. Sometimes we need a reminder that we’re not doing this alone. Or perhaps we could use a little pick me up.
Today I’d like to share that pick me up with you and that is by sharing some incredible quotes that’ll boost your confidence. These quotes are ones that I’ve pulled from my pool of quotes on self esteem. I don’t use this list all that much now, but I still make a habit of adding more to the list of quotes on the off chance that I write articles like these.
So read through some of these quotes. These will certainly boost your self esteem if nothing else.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Sharon Salzberg
Sometimes you want to beat yourself up for making a mistake or failing something. Even though it’s a natural thing to do, don’t take it to heart. You always are deserving of your own love and affection. So spend some time loving yourself and learning more about yourself.
Even the flaws are interesting and help you to grow in so many ways. Show appreciation for them rather than regret them.
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ― Marilyn Monroe
A person with high self esteem doesn’t pretend to be someone they aren’t. Sure it’s easy to follow the trends and fit into labels, but that’s not who we are. That isn’t who you are at all.
Instead, choose to be your own individual self. Continue to learn, grow and change yourself by understand the things that happen to you and seize what you want to achieve in your life. That is who you are at the end of the day.
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ― Mark Twain
“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne
You are always with yourself no matter where you are. As such, it’s a vital part of high self esteem is being able to enjoy your own company. This means showing appreciation for yourself and having a curiosity to discover more about yourself.
Avoid berating yourself and dedicate some time aside simply for yourself.
Furthermore, show appreciation for yourself by working out. Even a little bit can make a huge difference.
When you love yourself and you show it by learning and growing yourself, you’ll grow your self esteem too.
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox
This is a powerful one for me. Despite everything that can be done to you, our own dignity and self can never be taken away unless we want it to be. People bounce back and we can grow into mighty trees figuratively speaking.
It’s powerful because this is a reminder that we choose everything. We choose who we want to spend our time with, what we do, who we listen to and more.
We have always been in control of our lives until we choose to give all of our decision making responsibility over to someone else. Since that will never happen, it’s refreshing and emboldening to know that we will always have influence over ourselves unless we choose otherwise. High self esteem is a choice.
“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” ― Ayn Rand
One of the symptoms of low self esteem is that we think little of other people. I recall when I was going through my depression episodes that I had little regard for people. I had a borderline cynical view of people.
But as soon as I started to grow myself and improve day by day, my outlook on people has shifted and grown. Not to mention how much value I place in everything that I do. It’s for this particular reason why I created this site. To help people overcome their low self esteem.
It’s also this reason why I value every person who comes here. I want nothing but the best for you.
“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson
Take the time to smile. There is a lot of strength behind smiling, especially in the face of adversity. It’s during those tough times where we need to pull out our biggest smiles and continue to forge forward.
So smile. It’s good for you and is certainly a path to high self esteem.
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Roopleen
This is an empowering one to get out there and seize your dreams. A lot of people fall short after a little while. They get close and build momentum, only to stop short. Whether it’s from a failure or a setback, people get in their heads that they’ll never be able to get there and give up.
It’s why the wealthiest place in the world isn’t a country, it’s actually our graveyards. It’s filled to the brim with ideas and hopes that could’ve made a difference to the world. The only problem is those people gave up at some point and never pursued it again.
So take bold steps and gather your courage. The only way forward for you is to continue to follow the path that you’ve set from your decisions.
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Always be yourself no matter the cost. We have regrets for things that we never had the opportunity to do, but we also have regrets if we follow a path that we don’t really want.
It’s for this reason why you want to check the path you are on and make sure that this is what you want. Even if we can’t tell the future, we can certainly see how some things go based on how we are truly feeling right now.
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ― Henry Ford
Of course, you want to associate with people. As a rule, strive to have friends as this quote has defined. That is friends that bring out the best in yourself whether that in the industry you are in or in life in general.
Your friends are necessary as we are social beings. We can’t do everything all by ourselves so make sure that you have a group of people where you feel you belong and help you grow.
“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” ― Bernard Branson
When one door closes another one is opening. Rejections suck a lot, but they are there to tell you maybe this isn’t for you.
Or perhaps this is the right place for you, but not at the right time.
Regardless rejection is truly an opportunity for discovery. You can learn what is working and what other opportunities are worth pursuing as well.
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” ― Robert Hand
People who lack the most have always worked hard to show off. When we lack money some of us try to play up the lavish lifestyle by having an expensive car and a large house.
Deep down though, these people feel troubled for a variety of reasons. Whether they are stuck in comparing themselves with others or something else, they place themselves in a situation where they want to show off.
You also see this a lot on social media where we filter our lives and show off what it is that we are doing and so on.
Instead of showing off though, work on letting your efforts speak for themselves. If they aren’t to your satisfaction, all you have to do is keep working at it.
Instead of looking to validate yourself amongst others, work to validate yourself solely for yourself.
“Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” ― Asa Don Brown
What we say makes an impact on ourselves. It’s for this reason why I encourage people who seek high self esteem to practice positive self-talk. When you talk positively to yourself you are nurturing yourself and showing appreciation for yourself.
This is a necessary step as no one will ever truly feel happy if they are constantly berating and dragging themselves down.
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” ― Tina Fey
As I kind of suggested above, boosting self esteem is more so for yourself than for other people. Because of this, you don’t want to be working to validate or impress other people. You even don’t need to care about what other people think about you.
Work to validate yourself and do what you want to do in your life. If people don’t like it, clearly it’s not for them. They aren’t part of your audience.
“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” ― Dan Pearce
“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.” ― Mae West
This goes back to our value system. When we don’t value or appreciate ourselves our actions, views and more are reflected in that as well.
That reality is then affecting those around us as well as the people we interact with on a daily basis. When we feel low or show no appreciation for ourselves we want to point out flaws and drag other people down to our level to make us feel good.
But the reality is that never does much to help us and the real root of the problem is to lift ourselves up rather than drag other people down.
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
One of my favourite quotes that didn’t make this list is Gary Vaynerchuk’s “One is greater than zero.”
It’s a powerful quote because even if there is one person in your corner and that person is yourself, you can do a lot with that.
All you need is one person to care about what you are doing. Whether it’s yourself or someone else and you’d be surprised what you can do with it.
I started to write and help people because I believed in myself. It took a long time but even when I felt utterly stuck I believed I’d get out of this mess and I did.
So never underestimate the belief of one person. It’s truly a lifesaver.
“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” ― Simone de Beauvoir
This is a good reminder of what can also drop our confidence level. When we have room for doubt within ourselves people can take advantage of it. To be vulnerable in that fashion hampers us and we make mistakes.
It’s okay though. We do bounce back given time. We can bounce back and get to our high self esteem levels. But we still need to remind ourselves to believe in ourselves and to not lose face.
“Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.” ― Aberjhani
How we view ourselves and others is our own reality. In a sense that is our truth and our actions reflect that truth.
With this in mind, it’s clear that we can change our world by changing how we view ourselves and those around us. By having high self esteem, appreciating ourselves and believing in our skills, our reality will soon reflect that truth inside of us.
To Have High Self Esteem
Even though quotes don’t propel us into action, understanding them and applying them in our lives will help us immensely. High self esteem can be achieved when we take these quotes and apply their advice and lessons therein.
Give it a try.
I’d also love to add more quotes to the list so please feel free to share more quotes down in the comment section below. It would be amazing as well to share the significance of that quote as well.
To your development!
Eric S Burdon