Sometimes, the first step toward self-confidence is simply to set your intentions.

Feeling confident starts with acting confident. But how exactly do you get there? Fake it ’til you make it with these empowering Instagram captions about self-confidence, and you just might start believing the hype about yourself.

For when your smile makes you glow:

“Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.”

Sabrina Carpenter


For when you use color with purpose to make yourself feel extra powerful:

“Red is not the color of a woman who hides in a corner.”


For when being scared doesn’t mean you don’t believe in yourself:

“I feel like if it’s not scaring you, you’re doing it wrong.”

-Anna Kendrick


For manifesting that role you want before you even step into the interview:

“Allow me to list the many attributes that I believe make me a uniquely qualified candidate.”

-Sophie, The School for Good and Evil


For boldly going after the things you need out of life:

“I know who I am and what I want.”

-Jennifer Lopez


For the pic of you being totally unconcerned about whether or not you fit it:

“Confidence is not ‘They will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’ ”

-Christina Grimmie


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For when no amount of criticism and naysaying can get to you:

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt


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For when you’re giving something your all, no matter what:

“Sometimes the only way to win is to die trying.”

-Joe Jonas


For your most self-assured meditation pic:

“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.”


For when you’ve boldly taken the reigns of your own fate:

“Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

-Jack Welch


For your new, highly confident mantra:

“Look in the mirror and see yourself and say, ‘I am sexy. I am attractive. I am smart. I am intelligent. I am powerful. I have a voice.”

-Charlize Theron


For when you’re feeling fierce and ready for anything:

“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.”

-Richard Kline


For when you’re out there, making all of your dreams a reality:

“Let your dreams take flight.”

-“Believe,” Shawn Mendes


For when a loss does nothing to shake your confidence:

“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”

-Serena Williams


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For when you’re completely comfortable in your own skin:

“Confidence will make you happier than any diet.”


For when you may not be perfect, but at least you’re you:

“Go boldly and honesty through the world. Learn to love the fact that there is nobody else quite like you.”

-Daniel Radcliffe


For demonstrating your fearlessness:

“I’m never scared, no fear.”

-“Bad News,” Kehlani


For the self-care selfie that’s helping you find your center:

“Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”


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For when you feel your inner confidence radiating outward in your appearance:

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

-Maya Angelou


For when you’re ignoring the haters and doing your own thing:

“It’s about being who you are. If people can’t accept it, too bad.”

-Kylie Jenner


For when you’re feeling completely flawless, no matter what you’re wearing:

“Self-confidence is the best outfit.”


For when nothing can stop your self-belief:

“Believe in your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem.”

-Walt Disney


For your quietest, most contemplative selfie:

“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”


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For when you truly believe you can do something, no matter how tough it is:

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”

-Henry Ford


For when you’re going into things with an open mind and optimism:

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

-Marcus Garvey


For when you’re holding your head high, despite anything bad that comes your way:

“Chin up, princess, or the crown slips.”


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For when you refuse to let yourself bask in insecurity for too long:

“Keep those moments of doubt only moments.”

-Lisa Kudrow


For the photo showing off what you were able to do because you weren’t afraid to ask:

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”

-Nora Roberts


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For the pic of you being unafraid to forge your own path:

“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”


For when a little espresso is all you need to take on the world:

“Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other.”


For going out and taking what’s rightfully yours:

“Let’s get this bread.”


For when a little blind faith is all you need to thrive:

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”

-Mark Twain


For the mirror selfie you take when you’ve never felt more confident:

“Confidence and intelligence will never stop being beautiful.”

-Dau Voire

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For when you’re boldly ready to mess up and move forward:

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

-Peter T. McIntyre


For when you’re proudly and confidently unique:

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

-Coco Chanel


For when you’ve fully fallen in love with the person you’ve become:

“If you’re waiting for your next love, look in the mirror.”

-Bridgett Devoue


For when you fully believe in what you’re doing:

“Yes, I’m sure.”


For when your confidence and joy are the result of all of your hard work:

“Power means happiness. Power means hard work and sacrifice.”



For when focusing on yourself is all it takes to feel like your best self:

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

-Zen Shin


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For carving your own, independent path in the world:

“I’m damned if I do give a damn what people say.”

-“Lavender Haze,” Taylor Swift


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