Self-confidence: (self-assurance...confidence...determination... )

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.... Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture ... Do not build obstacles in your imagination ... Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation. And, if you want a situation changed badly enough, you will find these three things. --- Anon xxxx

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. --- Rosalyn Carter

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. --- Calvin Coolidge 1872

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Eduction alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. --- Calvin Coolidge 1872

Press on: Nothing in the world can take the palce of perseverance. Talent will not' nothing is more common than unseccessul men with talen. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. --- Calvin Coolidge 1872

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

Self-trust is the first secret of success. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… you must do the thing you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

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