Confidence is key to success in any area of life. When you feel confident, you’re able to take on new challenges with ease and without fear. You’re also more likely to succeed in anything you do. Unfortunately, not everyone feels confident all the time. This is where confidence affirmations come in. Confidence affirmations are short, positive statements that can help you feel more confident and boost your self-esteem.
In this article, we’ll cover a basic overview of confidence affirmations, how to use them, and a list of 75 affirmations for confidence to get you started!
What does it mean to be confident?
Simply put, being confident means that you have positive feelings toward yourself, your abilities, and your life. Confidence means believing that you are worth something and deserving of love and acceptance from others.
While confidence can look different for everyone, there’s a few common traits you’ll notice confident people share:
- Confident people speak up for themselves, and are able to say no. When your worth depends on validation from others, you’ll want to please everyone all the time. In other words, it’s easy to be a people pleaser. When you’re confident, you don’t need to please everyone all the time. You respect yourself enough to speak up, and say no.
- They take responsible risks. Confident people aren’t afraid of failure, mistakes, or embarrassment. They still experience these feelings, but recognize that this is just a part of being human. They know their mistakes don’t define them, and actually help them grow.
- Confident people don’t brag. When you’re confident, there’s no need to constantly be talking about yourself or your accomplishments. You know that you shine, and you don’t have to try and steal the spotlight at every opportunity.
- Confident people don’t compare themselves to others. When you feel positively about your own life path, you don’t need to compare it to others’ to make yourself feel better. Confident people trust that they are on the right path, and focus on what’s in front of them.
Having confidence and self-esteem positively affects every area of life – relationships, self-image, work, and more. When you feel confident, you’re more likely to take on new challenges without fear and with assurance that you can succeed. Confidence also allows you to be yourself around others, which builds better relationships.
If you’d like to build some of these traits of confident people, affirmations can definitely help.
How can affirmations improve your self confidence?
Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself. Affirmations can help improve your self-confidence by changing the way you think about yourself. When you repeat positive affirmations, you begin to believe them, and this changes the way you feel about yourself.
Affirmations change your self-talk, which is the dialogue that goes on in your head all day long.
The things you say to yourself have a huge impact on how you feel and how you behave.
If you constantly tell yourself that you’re not good enough, or that you can’t do something, then this is what you’ll believe.
But if instead, you start telling yourself positive things about yourself, then you’ll begin to believe these things too.
This change in thinking will lead to a change in your behavior and how you feel about yourself.
Confidence affirmations focus on statements related to a few key areas:
- Knowing your worth
- Standing up for yourself
- Trusting yourself and the path you’re on
- Acknowledging your strengths, abilities, and ideas
- Embracing who you are
- Embracing the unknown
There are affirmations on this list for each of these areas.
When you use confidence affirmations that resonate with you, you’ll transform your self talk and slowly become a more confident person.
How to use affirmations for confidence
The real benefits of affirmations lies in how you actually put them into practice. There’s a few key ways you can get started using these affirmations to see results:
- Write down your affirmations and post them where you will see them every day, such as on your mirror or bathroom door. This will serve as a reminder of your affirmations. The more you see them in your every day life, the easier it will be to believe them.
- Say your affirmations out loud multiple times every morning when you wake up and every night before bed. Saying affirmations out loud makes them feel more concrete and can help you internalize them. Especially when it comes to confidence– say your affirmations confidently, like you mean them!
- Journal on your affirmations. To journal on affirmations, simply write them down multiple times per day. It can also help to check in with your overall levels of self esteem after repeating your affirmations for a week or two. This can help you track progress on how your affirmations are working.
If you’re looking for more information on affirmations in general, and more ideas on how to use them, I have a whole post on affirmations that will give you some ideas you haven’t seen before.
Now that you’re ready to get started using these affirmations, let’s get into the list of 75 confidence affirmation ideas!
75 Confidence affirmations
- I radiate confidence
- Confidence comes naturally to me
- I am confident I will reach my goals
- I trust my decision making
- I stand up for myself
- I take up space
- I am successful
- I am strong enough, powerful enough, and confident enough to overcome any challenges that come my way
- I am proud of the ways my past has shaped me
- The universe needs my unique talents and abilities
- My confidence comes from within
- I have great ideas
- My opinions are valid and I have the confidence to voice them
- I am proud of who I see in the mirror
- I deserve respect
- I embrace my imperfections
- I take responsibility for my future
- I communicate with poise and confidence
- I am enough as I am– right here, right now
- I build myself up
- I am my own biggest fan
- I make useful contributions
- I already have all of the answers I need
- I believe it only takes one person to make a difference, and that person can be me.
- I am willing to get outside of my comfort zone
- I am courageous
- I know I will succeed
- I am worthy of a life I love, and work towards this every single day
- I am excited about the future, and trust myself to make the most of whatever is in store
- I am mindful of my actions, as I recognize the power they have to create my future
- I share my thoughts and ideas freely
- I dream big, because I know what I’m capable of
- I am charismatic and have many friends
- I trust my judgement
- I know my best qualities, and they shine through in everything I do
- I learn from my mistakes
- I am a leader
- I have the courage to ask for help when I need it
- I am not afraid to try new things
- I make decisions quickly and confidently, trusting my gut instict
- I put myself out there, and take mistakes in my stride
- I am comfortable and confident in almost any situation
- I never give up, because I know I have the power to overcome any challenge
- I recognize that mistakes are a part of being human
- I can laugh at myself
- I have complete faith in myself to get through the day
- I trust the people that I love
- I am not afraid to disagree, and stand firm in my beliefs and ideas
- I learn every day
- I am not afraid to to take risks
- I feel great about where my life is headed
- I am humble
- Every day, I make a difference
- I release my anxiety about the future, confident that things will work out as they should
- I accept compliments with ease
- My happiness and pride come from within, regardless of what others think or say
- I have a way with words
- I give myself permission to day no
- I am a hard worker, and enjoy challenging tasks
- I take every opportunity I can to learn and grow
- The only person I compare myself to is my past self
- I take my commitments seriously
- I have nothing to prove
- I celebrate my small victories
- Being myself is more important than proving I am important
- I ask questions, even when others do not
- I am comfortable sharing the spotlight- I celebrate others, just as I celebrate myself.
- My body language and voice convey confidence
- I listen when others speak
- I know my worth, and act accordingly
- I say kind and positive things to myself
- I am empowered to be my true self
- There are so many things I am good at
- I acknowledge my strengths and use them every day
- I always do my best
Which of these affirmations resonate with you the most?
Now that you’ve read through the list, write down or save any that resonated with you. If any of these affirmations sparked emotions in you that you weren’t expecting, that’s a pretty good sign it may be a good affirmation for you to use.
I challenge you to start your confidence affirmations right now, by saying an affirmation from this list three times out loud.
Do that enough, and you’ll become a more confident person.