No one else is like you.
Everyone struggles with self-confidence and longs to find out who they really are but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
We have all experienced insecurities and questioned our worth from an early age. Supposedly, this kind of self-doubt ends after high school or college and you emerge a confident and unshakeable human being with no major flaws.
We face this kind of self-doubt in every stage of our lives. Finding out who you are isn’t easy in the first place, and being confident enough to just be authentically who you were meant to be at all times is almost impossible. We are constantly surrounded by the pressures of society and are left comparing ourselves to the people around us.
The simple fact of the matter is that being yourself is a lifelong struggle, although some phases of life may be harder than others. There’s no point where we just click into ourselves and become automatically confident in everything that we are. There’s no magic confidence potion, I’ve looked (although I have to confess, tequila comes as close as anything).
Being a human being is all about building the life you want and becoming who you want to be. You’ll undoubtedly make a million mistakes along the way, doubt yourself at every turn, and get lost in your own hopes for yourself but that’s OK! That’s part of being human! The most important thing is to keep chipping away at it, to keep growing and to keep trying. You’re a work in progress.
When you need a little inspiration to be unapologetically you, turn to quotes. Words from others who have gone through exactly what you have are often an easy source of motivation.
Here are 30 quotes to remind you to always be yourself!
1. You are you for a reason.
“Never apologize for being yourself.” — Paulo Coelho
2. No one else is like you.
“Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.” — Unknown
3. Don’t be afraid to be different.
“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” — Hans Hansen
4. You can’t compete with one-of-a-kind.
“If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition.” — Barbara Cook
5. You’re irreplaceable.
“Own who you are.” — Unknown
6. Let your beauty shine.
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel
7. Do it for you, not them.
“People pleasing hides the real you.” — Unknown
8. Who cares what they think.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
9. There’s no wrong way to be you.
“Be yourself; no one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.” — James Leo Herlihy
10. Don’t let their opinions bother you.
“If you live for other people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” — Legrae
11. Dare to stand out.
“The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.” — Unknown
12. Confidence is key.
“A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.” — Vivica Fox
13. People see what they want to see.
“People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.” — Abraham Hick
14. This is for you.
“I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.” — Unknown
15. Don’t allow your self-doubt to control you.
“Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities.” — Unknown
16. Take the wheel.
“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” — Honeré de Balzac
17. No one is perfect.
“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” — Unknown
18. You are the most important person in your life.
“If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.” — Unknown
19. Self-love is crucial.
“You carry so much love in your heart, save some for yourself.” — Unknown
20. Build yourself up.
“Imagine if we paid attention to what we like about ourselves as much as what we don’t.” — Holly Wagner
21. Make this your new mantra.
“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.” — Unknown
22. You don’t need their approval.
“With confidence, you have won before you started.” — Marcus Garvey
23. Own your insecurities.
“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” — Unknown
24. You are a star.
“If you’re going to rise, you might as well shine.” — Unknown
25. It’s a mindset.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
26. Self-love is a journey.
“Learn yourself and love yourself.” — Khoudia DIop
27. Loving yourself is beautiful.
“Confidence is the art of having faith in yourself.” — Unknown
28. Fall in love with yourself first.
“Relationship status: committed to inner peace, expansion, gratitude and self-love.” — Unknown
29. It takes courage to accept all your flaws.
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” — Brené Brown
30. You are exactly who you were meant to be.
“Your greatest responsibility is to love yourself and know you are enough.” — Lizeka Makala