A big part of self-care is recognizing that you are both capable of and deserving of greatness. On those hard days where you’re just not feeling it, these quotes about believing in yourself and caring for yourself may give you just the boost you need.
Inspirational Quotes About Believing In Yourself and Taking Care of Yourself
Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes sideways, and you feel like you can’t do anything right? You start to feel like you’re failing…as a friend, a partner, a mother, a human being. Just failing at life.
It’s tempting to just toss self-care out the window, leap into a pit of despair, and throw yourself an epic pity party. Hey, I get totally get it! In fact, I think you should go for it…but only for a few minutes.
Seriously, go ahead. Cry, scream, stamp your feet, yell at the universe. Get it out of your system. A big part of taking care of yourself is allowing yourself to feel your feelings. Besides, bottling up emotions never works out for anyone in the long run.
Once you’re done, though, it’s time to dry your eyes and pick yourself back up. Remind yourself that everything in this life is temporary, including setbacks. Then, tell yourself that you can do it (whatever “it” is for you). If you need some inspiration to help you get back up on your feet, these quotes below often do the trick for me. Some are about believing in yourself. Others are just really good advice for taking care of yourself. All of them inspire me in some way, though, when I have hard days. I hope they inspire you, too!
1. If you need something to believe in, start with yourself.
While most of these quotes aren’t really in any specific order, this one definitely belongs in the #1 spot. Even on the worst of days when you’re having a hard time believing in anything else, at least believe in yourself.
2. Prioritize your inner peace
It’s okay to make your inner peace and tranquility a priority. Sometimes you need to say, “This is too much for me right now. I choose not to deal with it until I’ve had a moment to center myself.”
3. You are more talented and capable than you imagine.
This quote kind of reminds me of what Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh. It was true then, and it’s true now. You are so much more than you can even imagine. Believe it.
4. Only you can pull yourself down
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
No one else can pull you down. They may try, but ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether or not they succeed.
5. It takes just one star to light up the darkness
As long as you believe in yourself, it doesn’t matter if anyone else does. As the quote above says, it only takes one start to pierce the darkness. Be your own star. Be your own light.
6. When you believe it, you’ll find the way to make it true
“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
If you don’t believe that you can do it, then you’ll fail. Think about it. If you believe something is impossible, then you won’t really put your all into trying. Only when you truly think, “I can do this” does the solution find its way to you.
7. Free yourself from other people’s opinions
Freeing yourself from what others think of you doesn’t just help you learn to believe in yourself more, it’s also an important part of taking good care of yourself emotionally. Be yourself, love yourself, and never feel the need to justify yourself to anyone.
8. Don’t let brick walls stop you
When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”― Isabel Lopez
It’s a bit cliché, I know, but it’s true: where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you want something badly enough, then believe that nothing can stop you from achieving it.
9. Don’t let anyone disrespect you
Don’t let anyone walk all over you or treat you like a doormat. You are worthy of kindness and compassion. If someone treats you badly, don’t feel bad about getting up and walking away from them- both literally and metaphorically.
10. Don’t let fear hold you back
I’ve talked about this before, but I’ll say it again: DO WHAT YOU LOVE. Don’t let fear, insecurity, or anything else hold you back from chasing your dreams.
11. Don’t give up. Dreams can take time to come true.
Whatever you want to do in life, just know that you will do it. Just believe in yourself. It might take so many years to finally accomplish that, but you have to work for it. Skai Jackson
Sometimes it takes a long time for our dreams to come true. Sometimes we get sidetracked or sidelined. You’ll have days where you feel like you can’t take another step. Give yourself permission to rest, then get back up and keep going.
12. Don’t compare yourself to others
Don’t compare yourself to others or use them as a benchmark for your success. You are your own person with your own journey. Write your own story, not someone else’s.
13. Never let doubters drag you down
“There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be you proving them wrong.” ― Jennifer Van Allen
Don’t let the haters, doubters, and non-believers drag you down. Prove them wrong. But don’t do it for them, do it for yourself.
14. Live in a way that getting what you deserve is a good thing
I saw a quote that said, “Everything you deserve is coming your way.” I originally planned to use that here, but then I thought, gee, that may sound a bit scary to some people! So, I came up with the one above instead. If you do that, if you focus on living the best life possible, then when “everything you deserve” finally makes its way to your front door, you’ll gladly embrace it rather than try to run from it.
15. What belongs to you will find you
This is another one that can be a double-edged sword. If you put out toxic negativity and live a life that harms others, then “what belongs to you” may not be what you want. Live the best life possible, believe in yourself and others, and try to be a good human being. If you do that, then “what belongs to you” is nothing but greatness, happiness, and joy.
16. It’s never too late to be who you’re meant to be
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to follow your dreams and become the person you were always meant to be. You just have to believe that it’s possible!
17. Think, believe, dream, dare
If anyone knows about making dreams come true, it’s Walt Disney. You can’t get to the “dare” part if you don’t start believing in yourself though.
18. Believe in the you that believes in yourself
“Don’t believe in the you that believes in me and don’t believe in the me that believes in you. Believe in the you that believes in yourself.” – Kamina
In other words, don’t just believe in yourself because you believe in someone who believes in you. You have to truly believe in yourself all on your own. I know, that was a whole lot of “believes” and now it doesn’t sound like a real word anymore. You know what I’m saying though, right?
19. Fake it until you make it
If you’re struggling to believe in yourself, just fake it! Tell yourself every single day that you ARE a champion. Make it a habit. Do it in the morning while looking in the mirror. Eventually, you truly will realize just how amazing you are.
20. You can’t do great things if you don’t expect them of yourself first
Never settle for less than you know you can handle. You need to raise your expectations and truly believe that you’re capable of greatness before you can achieve your goals.
21. Always, always, always believe in yourself
No matter what life throws at you, believe that you CAN overcome it.
22. Be confident & adventurous
“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” – Oprah Winfrey
If you believe in yourself, you’ll constantly seek out new adventures. That, in turn, could bring so many exciting new things into your life.
23. Believe you have an equal right to what you want in life
This is one of my favorite quotes about believing in yourself. I feel like so many of us believe that we’re “lesser” than others. Probably because since the dawn of civilization people with more money and power have flat-out told us that we are lesser. It’s way past time that we realize that every last human being on this planet is just as important as every single other person. If you want something, go after it. Don’t ever, ever, ever, ever, ever let anyone (including yourself) tell you that you’re not worthy of it.
24. Change the way you think about yourself
This goes along with the last one. If you want to change how you feel, start by changing how you think. Believing in yourself is a good first step in doing that!
When you believe in yourself, you don’t worry so much about what others say about you or think of you. You know your own mind and you’re comfortable enough to say “I will not change for you.” You just learn to let judgment roll right off your back. Trust me, those who oppose you will find it infuriating when you prevail!
I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes as much as I did! Print them out and hang them where you can see them when you need a reminder. Better yet, copy them down into your journal (rewriting them yourself may help drive the message home better). Remember, you are strong, you are smart, you are capable, and you are amazing. Believe it. I do!