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Motivational Quote - Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.

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Are you confident in yourself? Well if not, you will not be the only one. If you met someone lacking in confidence, would you disregard their composure and assume they are talented and skillful? Or would you go along with their own demeanor and doubt their ability? Probably choice No. 2. In order for others to show confidence in you, the first requirement is you must be confident in yourself. No one knows you better than yourself; so if you appear confident about something, others will think the same because how could they know more about you. So show some faith in yourself and others will follow.

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10/25/2015 4:51:03 AM

And bullies tend to pick on people who are alone. Bullies never pick on anyone who has immediately a group of others at their side, telling the bully to get lost or else. It is not the fault of that one person, it is the fault of all the bystanders who are too self absorbed and cowardish to defend others. But of course it is the victim's fault for not being enough self confident. lol Obviously not many of the commenters use their brains to think before talking, but that fits the society we live in. Repeating empty phrases and praising the glory of one's polished and faked self is what society dictates, and only by acting like this will we become acceptable, even if fat. Pretty pathetic, if you asked me.


10/25/2015 4:44:50 AM

Another example, a good person with great character will be thought highly of by others, even if they are busy with other things than polishing their own ego, while people who are busy being emotionally intelligent as in dishing out empty compliments and smiles to get what they want, and telling everyone how successful they are and will be, and how grand, are very fast seen through as in fact bad person who is getting away with it, and is admirable only for how well they are using others. People should concentrate a little bit more on real values like realistic thinking and judgement, honesty, helping others, being brave, and all the traits which are getting lost nowadays. A self confident psycho or rapist is worth more nowadays than everybody else, going by the statements to be found online. People should not think highly of themselves, they should think realistically of themselves. If I am fat, I am fat, if I suck at something, I suck at it, if I made a mistake, I made a mistake, and my FAKE self confidence will not change the facts. Look at that! Kids nowadays are taught to FAKE everything, as long as they can feel so full of themselves for no reason at all. I say no to all that. Self confidence can be attractive, but if it is not backed up with fitting actions, it turns into a HUGE negative personality trait. But suit yourself and think that self confidence will turn you into better people. That is what highly thinking about yourself is about, to lie to yourself that you are better than you really are. People who have nothing to back it up should simply step back and stay quiet, because after a while they just get annoying to everyone.


10/25/2015 4:36:10 AM

My experience is that people with high self confidence win in the beginning, but people with real skill will be regarded as skillfull later on because people see which person is able to fulfill a part and which person is only good at presenting themselves, falsely I might add. After a while, people come to see through the mask of self confidence, if it is not backed up with real skills and talents. Self confidence alone is thus a worthless trait. Even people who have skills and talents but lack self confidence are better off over time, unless your goal is to become a con artist. I'm pretty tired of the lists of wisdoms society is trying to force onto us. Everyone is repeating the same empty phrases without thinking them through.


11/16/2012 1:00:06 PM

This quote is a great dose of "medicine"--
Having confidence is a beautiful asset! If you are meek and insecure, the bullies of this world will pick your bones! The bullies on the playground pick on the weak ones. The bullies in the workforce also pick on the weak, insecure people.


11/13/2012 6:37:04 PM

GRACIOUS823's SparkPage
Amen. If you don't think highly of yourself, no one else will!


11/13/2012 8:42:16 AM

I like this quote. I'm going to fake it until I make it today and present a confident me, though inside I'm not 100%.


11/13/2012 5:41:01 AM

I find that when I get depressed, I get less confident in myself. I know it shows. This is a great quote and one that I must work on!


9/18/2012 5:10:21 PM

My Mom always says, FAKE it TILL you MAKE IT.


9/1/2012 12:17:30 AM

Hmm... very interesting. I feel that alot of people are condesending towards me. I have wondered why. Perhaps it is because I act like I am not confident.
How does one change this at my age?.. over 50 ?


8/31/2012 8:37:58 PM

IOWADEB's SparkPage


8/31/2012 12:58:57 PM

I learned the hard way that you teach people how you want to be treated.
Always be your own Hero!


8/31/2012 11:48:10 AM

MARITIMER3's SparkPage
I can honestly say that I like myself. I'm over-weight, not particularly talented at anything, but I know that I am a loyal friend and hard-working volunteer. My family means the world to me. I haven't always been this confident, but I'm finding that as I get older (I'm 68), I care a lot less about what people think about me, and as a result, I am relaxing and liking myself more.


8/31/2012 10:38:13 AM

PATRUCK42's SparkPage
TRUTH! If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either!


3/6/2012 10:50:29 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
Great quote! Very thought provoking!!!


3/6/2012 10:29:44 PM

7356WILMA's SparkPage
When one is confident in oneself others follow. And when your not confident fake it until you make it!

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