The thing that holds us back is not usually our knowledge and skillset, it is actually our self-doubt and fear of failure. By working on our self-confidence, we start to learn that our fears don’t have to hold us hostage. We can break down our wall of fear and come out stronger on the other side. Here are 16 inspiring quotes to help you believe in yourself.

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“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

Mark Victor Hansen

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“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

J M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”

Eleanor Roosevelt

4.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh

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“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

Suzy Kassem

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“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

Louise L. Hay

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“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”

Harv Eker

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“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

Anna Freud

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“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”

Coco Chanel

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”

Robert Anthony

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“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”

Criss Jami

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas Edison

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“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.”

Steve Case

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“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

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