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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy

Fear and self-doubt are common enemies to success. Even our most admired mentors, or highly heralded entrepreneurs have encountered those issues. However, they learned to recognize, and overcome, those crippling anxieties.

"Somehow I can't believe there are many heights that can't be scaled by a person who knows the secret of making dreams come true. The special secret can be summarized in four C's. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence." -Walt Disney

"Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence:The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” - J.M. Barrie

 "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage." - Sidney Smith

 The secret to success is constancy to purpose.  - Benjamin Disraeli

Sometimes, it's difficult for us to prevail against our own trepidations. We may need a hand in bypassing the dread, panic, or downright terror that seizes us. The key is to realize we all experience those emotions, and instead of allowing them to control us, we need to surround ourselves with tools and people that will help us realize our full potential.
Be confident about yourself. Don't let naysayers erode your belief in yourself. Create a vision for your goals and remain true to them.

16 comments:

jenbradlee said...

What an inspirational use of quotes. :) Confidence is key. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Himsl said...

Love this post, Sylvia. We are often our own worst enemies. Good reminder. Shells–Tales–Sails

Paula said...

Sometimes being confident is the hardest thing in the world!

Lara Lacombe said...

Great quotes!

Donna Hosie said...

You can't exist in the publishing world without confidence, but it's also the hardest thing to muster.

Tania Cowling said...

Such meaningful quotes to live by. Thanks for sharing these.

A.M. Guynes/Annikka Woods said...

Such great quotes. Confidence is something I'm lacking in so the quotes by Disney and Barrie are particularly good to me. Love the post.

S.K. Anthony said...

I'm a big quote-lover so I'm of course saving these! Being confident and kicking fear's booty is harder than we think but its so worth trying. Very encouraging post, thanks :D

Steven said...

When we struggle, we tend to question our confidence further, which turns into a vicious cycle. It helps to know that the greats before us struggled as well.

Afshan Shaik said...

curiosity courage confidence ofcource 3 pillars for success
I love Ralph Waldo emerson :)
thanks for this piece

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Oh Walt Disney, I only wish that I could have met you in person. Thought provoking post today.

SittieCates said...

I love inspirational quotes! Thanks for sharing these, Sylvia! :-)

Merri said...

Just shared this with others, Sylvia. Whether speaking, writing or both, these thoughts apply.

Glenda Cates said...

Lovely use of the quotes thanks for sharing them with us.

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Great post. Confidence is the key to everything. :)

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Thanks for these wonderful quotes and wise reminders to live by.

Thanks also for visiting and leaving a comment on my page for the #atozchallenge! :)