Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay confident and motivated to achieve your goals. Here are 30 motivational quotes that will help you to stay focused,with rock solid confidence in 2011.

1. What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan

2. I am not a has-been. I am a will be. ~Lauren Bacall

3. Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. ~Les Brown

4. A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley

5. Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. ~ Samuel Jackson

6. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

7. Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. ~Thomas Carlyle

8. Try to arrange your schedule so that you will not have to hurry. Hurry, a blood brother to worry, helps shatter poise and self-confidence, and contributes to fear and anxiety. ~ Author Unknown, from Ten Ways to Worry Less and Accomplish More

9. Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them. ~ Andre Maurois

10. Confidence is half of victory. ~ Yiddish Proverb

11. Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie Which we ascribe to heaven.
~William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

12. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. ~ Anna Freud

13. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~Sally Field

14. Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. ~ Channing Pollock

15. Success comes in cans, not cant’s. ~Author Unknown

16. With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about. ~ Brian Tracy

17. Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance. ~Author Unknown

18. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

19. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~Author Unknown

20. We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. ~Roderick Thorp, Rainbow Drive

21. It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields

22. Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. ~Henry Ford

23. I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth

24. 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

25. Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. ~Buckminster Fuller

27. Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

29. Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein

30. Put your future in good hands – your own. ~Author Unknown

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