Confidence Poems



Having confidence is one of the most valuable things you will ever need to accomplish anything you desire in life. I hope these confidence poems help you get through the hard moments and gain some happiness you much deserve.

Be Yourself
Confidence Poems

by Ellen Bailey

Why would you want to be someone else

When you could be better

by being yourself

Why pretend to be someone you are not

When you have something they haven’t got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live

Deprives others of that only which you can give

You have much more to offer by being just you

Than walking around in someone else’s shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake

It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake

Be yourself and let your qualities show through

Others will love you more for being just you

Remember that God loves you just as you are

To Him you are already a bright shining star

Family and friends will love you more too

If you spent time practicing just being you


Top Confidence Poems

Don’t Quit

By Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will 
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill 
When the funds are low and the debts are high 
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh 
When care is pressing you down a bit 
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. 

Life is queer with its twists and turns 
As every one of us sometimes learns 
And many a fellow turns about 
When he might have won, had he stuck it out. 
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow 
You may succeed with another blow. 
Often the goal is nearer than 
It seems to a faint and faltering man; 
Often the struggler has given up 
When he might have captured the victor’s cup; 
And he learned too late when the night came down 
How close he was to the golden crown. 
Success is failure turned inside out 
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt 
And you never can tell how close you are 
It may be near when it seems afar; 
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit 
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

Confidence Poems

Confidence Poems:

The Optimists Creed

by Christian D. Larson – 1912

I Promise Myself 

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind. 
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true. 
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best. 
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. 
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet. 
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others. 
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. 
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.


Still I Rise

By Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you? 
Why are you beset with gloom? 
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken? 
Bowed head and lowered eyes? 
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? 
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you? 
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs? 

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


Self-Esteem Poems

Everyone needs to have or develop good self-esteem since it affects our trust in others, our work life, our relationships, and just about every part of our lives. I hope these self-esteem poems come in handy to bringing you happiness and more esteem.


Journey of Life

Author Unknown

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.

Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.

Cling to them as you would your life,

for without them, life is meaningless

Do not let your life slip through your fingers

By living in the past nor for the future.

By living your life one day at a time,

You live all the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.

Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

It is a fragile thread that binds is to each other.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Do not shut out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love;

The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.

In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Do not dismiss your dreams.

To be without dreams is to be without hope;

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget

not only where you have been, but also where you are going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.


I Love Being Me

by Gemma Hayton

I can’t run the fastest

I can’t swim the sea

I can’t type the quickest

but I love being me

I can’t kick a ball

or even climb a tree

I can’t roll in the grass

but I still love being me

You see, this is my life

as others would see

they don’t know what it’s like

to really be me

So next time I’m about

rolling down the street

don’t think of me disabled

but someone cool to meet

I have lots I can teach you

I have loads I can share

you will never gain my wisdom

if you just point and stare

So maybe I can’t run the fastest

maybe I can’t kick a ball

but I wouldn’t change being me

not for you, not at all


You Never Know

Author Unknown

You never know when someone

May catch a dream from you.

You never know when a little word,

Or something you may do

May open up a window

Of the mind that seeks the light

The way you live may not matter at all…

But you never know – it might.

And just in case it could be

That another’s life through you.

Might possibly change for the better

With a broader brighter view.

It seems it might be worth a try

At pointing the way to the right.

Of course, it may not matter at all,

But then again it might.

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