15 Quotes For More Confidence Than Kanye

I know right – a tall order.

I think my favourite quote from Kanye West is:

“Jay is Kweli’s favorite rapper, 50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper, and I’m my favorite rapper.”

That pretty much sums him up right?

Arrogance aside, I can’t help but think we could ALL use just a sprinkle of Kanye-like confidence.

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15 quotes for more confidence than KANYE!

It’s been a thread that’s run throughout my life: low self-esteem, low confidence, general anxiety… And often enough, I was told the not-very-useful advice:

“You need to be more confident.”

Cheers.

How’s that again?

Is it something I can buy? No.

Is it something I can consume? No.

Can I get it on prescription? Not on the NHS anyway.

15 quotes for more confidence than Kanye!

I’ve since learnt that confidence requires a few different things:

  1. Role models

  2. Reason

  3. Repetition

… Plus I love alliteration so bear with me while I explain these fully:

Role models

In general, we have to see something in action before we learn it. If I’m an athlete trying to perfect my backflip, I’m going to watch the pro’s/my mentor/my coach etc perform the action in advance in order to master it.

Same with confidence. I had family members and teachers who would tell me to ‘be more confident’ but they weren’t exactly role models themselves.

Moreover, they didn’t attempt to teach me what I needed to know to actually develop my confidence. Which brings me onto…

Reason

I find it very hard to accept anything I’m told without understanding some pretty solid reason, logic, facts or figures behind it. I must be an irritating pupil.

But I also think that’s what makes me a good teacher: I don’t expect people to swallow what I say without having some strong reasoning, and where possible, evidence, to back it up.

Now that I know what I know about developing confidence, I can reason with myself when I start to feel irrationally scared or doubtful.

I know that it will take time and practise, but more importantly: I’ve read enough about it that I KNOW confidence is something that can be increased.

Repetition

Oh – but not without repetition. Practice is indeed key with developing pretty much any skill, and confidence is no different.

I’ve given you my daily confidence-boosting routine, but this isn’t where my confidence practice ends.

I’m very much for the rule: ‘Do something every day that scares you.

We become ‘desensitised’ to fear surprisingly quickly, and I’ve noticed it in myself. Take my live-streaming.

This is something that would play on my mind all day before I ‘got it out of the way’ and, even though I’m not the natural on-camera star I hope to become, it IS getting easier.

Why? Repetition.


So these quotes I picked are my way of embodying these 3 principles.

We have role models – from the people who I’m quoting from; we have reason – in the form of what the quotes teach us about confidence; and we have repetition – if you read quotes like this often enough, without barfing, you WILL start to internalise them.

 

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Without further ado…

My 15 Quotes For More Confidence Than Kanye

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Want to know the thing I’m doing today that scares me?

Sending out Day 1 of my 7 Days to Creating Confidence Challenge to my brave challengers!

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But then I reason with myself: I KNOW y’all are going to love it and get a lot out of it.

If you’re reading this in the future (hi, future!) , you can still enter to start the challenge TODAY:

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