Challenge is a good thing – it makes us think, reflect, and act. But sometimes in the face of new challenges we need a reminder or two about just how capable we really are!

Here are ten quotes perfect for inspiring newfound confidence in our abilities.

Confidence begins with our mindset:
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles. – Wayne Dyer

Confidence is simply remembering everything you are capable of:
If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value. – Unknown

Confidence means standing tall and proud:
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone. – Maya Angelou

Confidence means freedom from fear:
Live your life for you, not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself. – Sonya Parker

Confidence is not given; it is won when we exceed limitations:
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence means letting go and finding faith:
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Benjamin Spock

Confidence is the tool that allows us to succeed in the present:
Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear. – Unknown

Confidence is saying no to conventional thinking:
When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it. – Dr. David Schwartz

Confidence is the wonderful spark that propels us to dare and try new things:
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe. – Mark Victor Hansen

Confidence is knowing that our best effort is all that matters:
Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far left you have to go. – Unknown