And, although we’re constantly told to take criticism professionally and not personally (hey, even Hillary Clinton says so), sometimes the “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” motto just doesn’t work. Because words do hurt us, and negative comments can make our confidence crumble.
The only way to stop this from happening is to fully believe in ourselves. While everyone has different approaches for building confidence, we believe that these quotes are universal in giving anyone an instant dose of self-esteem. The next time you’re tempted to doubt yourself (because others are doubting you), use these quotes to remind yourself that yes, you can do it.
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A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author