Confidence in yourself, your skills, and your abilities is important. However, building this confidence can be challenging. 

Positive affirmations are encouraging phrases or statements which can counteract unhelpful thoughts and allow you to build your confidence. 

They can help motivate you when you’re feeling stuck or finding it difficult to get started with something. They can also help to improve your confidence and self-esteem. 

It’s easy to start using positive affirmations – pick a statement that works for you and repeat it to yourself. This can be out loud or in your head. 

Here is a list of positive affirmations that you may find useful.   

I overcome every obstacle that comes my way.

I believe in my abilities.

Every challenge I overcome is a success.

I have everything I need for success.

I am stronger than my fears.

I may fear it but I’ll do it anyway

I face every challenge.

I don’t need validations from others to know how good I am.

I am worthy of acceptance from others, both personally and professionally.

I am unique, I am one of a kind, I’ve got my own style, and my own voice.