15 Powerful Affirmations for Self Confidence, Self Worth and Self Esteem to Build Your Success

(Last Updated On: February 8, 2022)

Your confidence is the most important skill that will shape your destiny. Affirmations for self confidence are one of the first tools you can use to your advantage for this purpose.

Most individuals destroy their confidence by repeating in their minds damaging words and statements concerning the situations and events in their lives. It’s not a surprise that this will therefore produce undesirable situations.

Often, individuals repeat negative statements in their minds, without even being aware of what they’re doing. Do you keep thinking and telling yourself that you can’t manage something, you’re too lazy, lack inner strength, or that you’re going to fail?

boost self confidence with affirmations for self confidence

Words and statements work at both ways, to construct or destroy. It’s the way we utilize them that determines whether they’re going to bring great or adverse results.

Your subconscious accepts as true what you keep stating, and eventually draws in corresponding events and situations into your life, irrespective whether they’re good or bad for you, so why not select only positive statements?

Affirmations are deliberately positive thinking

boost self confidence with affirmations for self confidence

Affirmations are a basic tool to change the way you think.

Affirmations are positive statements that describe a sought after situation, and which are repeated numerous times, in order to impress the subconscious and trigger it into favorable action.

In order to guarantee the effectiveness of the affirmations, you must repeat them with attention, strong belief, interest and desire.

Affirmations program the brain in the same way commands and scripts program a computer. They work in the same manner as creative visualization. The repeated words help you center your mind on your aim, and automatically build matching mental images in the conscious mind, which affect the subconscious. The conscious mind, the mind you think with, begins this process, and then the subconscious takes control. By utilizing this process consciously and intently, you can affect your subconscious and thereby transform your habits, behavior, attitude and reactions, and even remold your external life.

Affirmations for self confidence are the cornerstone of confidence

have trust with affirmations for self confidence

If confidence is the feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, judgment, then you can see that positive affirmations are the cornerstone of a positive confidence mindset.

The more your natural thoughts are positive thoughts; the more you will feel and be confident.

The first trap to avoid when training your mind with affirmations for self confidence

The first trap is getting into confidence affirmations by just repeating the affirmations.

Well, just repeating confidence affirmations is not enough. You have to train your mind to automatically engage those thoughts. You have to stretch your mind muscles until confident thinking becomes an easy habit.

You can get this by adding to each repetition also a visualization of what the affirmation states. Imagine yourself doing that thing and feeling that wat. This will stretch your mind. Enough visualizations will do the trick. Just repeating, won’t.

The second trap to avoid when training your mind with affirmations for self confidence

If a particular affirmation is challenging your subconscious, then you could have an initial “reaction” to that affirmation. Like feeling uneasy or resistance.

The second trap to avoid is allowing the uneasy feelings to make you stop using these affirmations.

have trust with affirmations for self confidence

When an affirmation makes you feel resistance, this is a good sign: you know that this affirmation is now unlocking your mind.

Just keep going and your mind will first reduce resistance, and then it will align.

How much time is required?

Occasionally results appear in few hours. Sometimes an affirmation expresses just a missing link in understanding, but often more time is required. Depending upon your goal, sometimes you may attain immediate results, and sometimes it may take days, weeks, months or more. Getting results depends on several factors, such the time, focus, faith and feelings you invest in repeating your affirmations.

When I did this myself, I started seeing results in a couple of weeks.

5 affirmations for self confidence to start with

Ok, I suggest starting with these ones:

  1. I’m a confident and positive individual, and confident and positive persons gravitate toward me daily.
  2. Everything I do turns into success.
  3. I’m sure of my ability to do what is necessary to better my life.
  4. I’m able to take risks and try new things without concern.
  5. If I make errors, I’m able to give myself the benefit of the doubt.

So repeat them, at least for 5 minutes in the morning and 5 in the evening every day.  Visualize while you repeat and keep visualizing and repeating with even more discipline if you feel resistance.

Supporting self-confidence with self-esteem and self-worth

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Your confidence is your core ability for your success. But has inner roots on your self-worth and your self-esteem. 

Self-esteem means “I like myself” – without self-esteem your confidence will be weaker and you’ll be prone to challenges when you will fail (sometimes this will happen – the point here is not failing – is restarting after failing).

Self-worth measn “I’m valuable”. Without self-worth, your self-esteem will be weaker. When you’ll do something wrong, all your self-doubt will arise, and everything coud stop. But if you have a solid sense of self-worth, you’ll be able to reboot your self-esteem, and then reboot your inner confidence.

So you need self-esteem in order to have a resilient self-confidence. And you need self-worth in order to have a resilient self-esteem.

Work on all three and you’ll be on your path to success.

5 affirmations for self-worth to start with

affirmations for self worth

For self-worth I suggest starting with these ones:

  1. I am competent, smart and able.
  2. I recognize the many good qualities I have.
  3. My thoughts and opinions are valuable.
  4. I can make mistakes. I learn from them what works and what doesn’t, and I startover to be successful.
  5. I deserve to be happy and successful

5 affirmations for self-esteem to start with

affirmations for self esteem

For self-esteem I suggest starting with these ones:

  1. I am OK as I am. I accept and love myself.
  2. I love who I have become.
  3. I respect myself deeply.
  4. I am a wonderful human being
  5. I see myself with kind eyes.

Getting Started

Let’s start with these positive affirmations for self-confidence and take the first step towards your new unshakable confidence. Rotate between self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem affirmations. If you recognize to have  very low sense of self-worth, do it the other way (first self-worth affirmations, then self-esteem, then confidence).

If you want to check a few more, give a look at this post at psychcentral.com.

Affirmations are a very powerful tool to train your mind towards more positive thoughts. This is why they can be an useful tool to deal with your inner critic, the part of your mind that telling you that you are not good enough and that you must quiet before any true self-confidence can be built.

Affirmations can help you become the person you want to be and overcome your limiting beliefs. For more on this, check these 40+ positive affirmation statements that will help you to change your life.

If you are experiencing tough times with your mind in rebuilding your confidence and feel like affirmations aren’t enough, you can try deeper approaches like selfhypnosis. Moreover, give a look to the four mental traps and discover the little secret that lies between having confidence and taking action


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2 thoughts on “15 Powerful Affirmations for Self Confidence, Self Worth and Self Esteem to Build Your Success”

  1. Hello,
    I’m not very good with visualizations.
    I’m afraid it will make ineffective my affirmations for self confidence.
    There is a way to overcome this?

    1. Hello Lisa,
      the point is not a good visualization;
      the point is train your mind to focus on the new affirmation for self confidence;
      this means that the quality of the visualization is much less important than the fact that you are trying to visualize;
      simply do it at your best and it will work

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