Have you ever stood in front of a mirror, grappling with self-doubt and insecurities?
Many of us struggle with self-confidence issues that stem from various personal and societal pressures. These struggles often lead to missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential.
As a dedicated life coach with years of experience in personal development, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of positive affirmations.
You’re here because you seek change.
You’re ready to challenge the self-doubt and embrace a stronger, more confident version of yourself.
By the end of this article, you’ll have in your arsenal 10 powerful affirmations about self-confidence.
10 Deep, Powerful Affirmations About Confidence
Here are self confidence affirmations that go a bit deeper. They speak to the part of you that is very unconfident and is searching true self-belief.
I’ve been there, so I know how that feels.
I know I’m here for a reason and I have everything that I need to fulfill that reason.
I trust that those things I have a soulful desire to do, I have been given all of the resources, talents, and skills to do them.
I am building self-confidence by doing.
Any lack of confidence I feel is because I haven’t done this enough, so I will do it more.
I am committed to getting better at this until I am so confident that I am bursting inside.
I am learning as much as I can to help me grow more confident each day.
Any failures in my past help me to be who I am today.
I embrace my failures because I learn more from my failures than my successes.
My lack of confidence is temporary. I become more and more confident each day that I am brave enough to step into this world.
Positive affirmations are positive statements spoken typically in the first person. I am… BLANK.
The point of the affirmations is to create confidence in YOU about YOU.
I’ve read tens of thousands of affirmations throughout my life… and many of them are dialed in. Meaning, whoever wrote them was half asleep.
Here are affirmations for confidence that can help you go a bit deeper and touch your confidence muscle.
As with all affirmations, you don’t need to believe them, but they must at least sound like you would say them. So tailor them to your own voice if these feel off.
Avoid these non-confident, negative thoughts
Instead of thinking…
This won’t work.
It’s too late.
I can’t because I’ll fail…
Too many people are doing it already.
People won’t like me.
I’ll suck at it.
I’m too tired.
Or, I’m not good enough…
Those negative thoughts lower your energy! They’re low-vibe! Instead, choose the thoughts listed above!
Positive affirmations for self love
I have an expansive post with over 307 affirmations for self love if you are ready for 307 self-love affirmations!
Self love is an important part of self-confidence.
Here’s a small sample of self-love affirmations that will also help with self-confidence. Leaning into your sense of spirit will absolutely help you feel more secure in yourself, which leads to greater confidence.
I deeply and completely love accept myself.
Helping others from my place of power, clarity, and alignment.
On my divine right path.
Walking the path that’s meant for me.
Let go of any blocks or vibrations from my past that stand in the way of using my life for the highest good and greatest healing.
I love myself enough to let myself have this.
Release all shame over the past.
Relinquish my guilt over not doing enough.
I depend solely on myself and God for my happiness, security, and inner peace.
By creating a solid material base, I AM in a better position to help on a wider scale.
Positive self talk
I write about self talk in most of my articles… for a deeper dive into self talk you can read What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter.
What you say when you talk to yourself throughout the day makes all the difference. We tend to state affirmations once or twice a day, but what about the rest of the day??
Questions about your self-talk.
Be mindful of the way you speak to yourself.
Is your tone critical or harsh?
Do you tend to blame yourself or others?
Are you carrying the heavy load of shame and it’s seeping into your self talk?
Please answer these questions the best you can, and talk to yourself with self love more and more with each passing day.
It’s a process for sure.
Don’t give yourself a hard time for your negative self talk, just commit to changing it because negative self talk can keep you stuck with low self esteem.
Any change begins with awareness.
What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is a belief in one’s own abilities, qualities, and judgment. It is a feeling of self-assurance and self-trust. People with high self-confidence are likelier to take risks, try new things, and set and achieve goals. Confident people are more likely to bounce back in the face of setbacks.
If you’re really struggling with self-confidence and low self esteem, then consider talking with a qualified therapist or counselor to see if there are some deeper issues.
Also, emotional release techniques are a great part of anyone’s emotional toolbox, to help you release heavy, stored up emotion that stays in the body from our past.
3 factors to help you radiate confidence
In addition to reciting affirmations about confidence, there are three factors that build self-confidence.
Gain confidence by doing
Hands down, the most powerful thing you can do to grow confidence is by jumping in and doing something.
In Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers, she says you’re going to be afraid! You’re going to lack confidence! It’s part of the human experience.
But, we can push through the fear and do it. You can handle it, even if you think you can’t.
As you do the thing you fear, or doubt, or lack confidence in, you may fail, but you’ll at least have tried! And that is good for your self esteem.
And if you stay with it… and keep trying, you’ll eventually get better at it and that’s when you begin to really rachet up the self-confidence.
Build confidence by challenging yourself
As you challenge yourself, you gain confidence because you show yourself that you’re brave enough to do things outside of your comfort zone.
According to self-help guru Tony Robbins, “confidence is not something you have, it’s something you create.”
Part of creating confidence is challenging yourself. If you’re afraid of public speaking, do it anyway. If you’re afraid of leading a project, ask to do so!
You don’t want to throw yourself to the sharks, so when you challenge yourself, be sure you get prepared for the thing you’re doing.
“An important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” ~ Tennis great, Arthur Ashe.
Grow your sense of soulful identity
What if the thing you lack confidence in… you’re meant to do?
What if you’ve been designed to do the VERY thing you’re doubting?
Think about it for a minute.
The elves are putting you together to send you to earth.
And as they’re assembling you, they put in a dash of this and a mix of that…
For a specific reason.
This isn’t necessarily how it goes, but some version of a creating YOU happens.
So the elves put you together, and send you down to earth to accomplish something.
Something specific to YOU.
And then… you lack confidence:(
It could be something big or not big at all that you’re meant to do.
But, without a doubt, if something is meant for you, it’s meant for you.
So, part of growing self esteem and self confidence is buidling your spiritual belief in who you are.
Your life is not random. Absolutely not. Grow your sense of spirit, and it’ll help you with your confidence.
The difference between self confidence and self esteem
Self-confidence is a belief in one’s abilities and your ability to make sound judgments. It is a feeling of self-assurance that comes from knowing that you are capable of doing what you set out to do.
Self-esteem, on the other hand, is a more general sense of self-worth. It is a feeling of general satisfaction with oneself. On a deeper level, you believe in yourself and what you can accomplish.
Both self-confidence and self-esteem make life more satisfying and enjoyable. However, they are not the same thing. Self-confidence is about believing in your abilities, while self-esteem is about feeling good about yourself overall.
Positive statements are different from positive affirmations. Statements that simply express something desirable and uplifting are not affirmations.
Here are some examples of positive comments or statements that are not affirmations that can be about yourself, others or the world around you.
The company I work for helps people achieve their goals.
People appreciate my kindness and generosity.
They were nice to me.
My town is beautiful.
Also, here are body positive affirmations to help you have a more loving and accepting relationship with your body.
Positive affirmations vs. statements
These statements are clearly positive, but they don’t tell your brain specific qualities in you that you are hoping to create… hence, the entire point of affirmations.
Self doubt stinks…
Doesn’t doubt stink?
I’ve watched myself waste time doubting one thing or another many times.
And it makes me mad.
Because the time spent doubting, worrying, and questioning… Can be put to better use.
Instead, that time can be used for creating something new and exciting and worthy of you.
Doubting yourself is a hurdle to overcome for many of us… and one of the purposes of your life.
I’ve coined the term high-vibe thinking™ to describe thinking that supports you spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
High-vibe thinking™ includes positive affirmations for confidence, self-worth affirmations, and self love affirmations because we need regular reminders.
How we think is a habit, our thinking is highly conditioned by the past. Positive affirmations help us reprogram our brains to think in ways that guide us along our intended path.
A good rule of thumb is to recite affirmations throughout the day and at a minimum each morning and night before you go to bed. This way you’re putting good thoughts in your mind before you rest and go to sleep.