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13 Reminders To Have Faith in Yourself

Although the word “faith” is most commonly associated with religion, maintaining faith throughout our lives doesn’t require believing in any sort of higher power. Oftentimes, it actually requires believing in ourselves. This type of self-trust is an important guiding principle that can help steer all of us toward a brighter tomorrow.

But faith consists of so much more than just believing in ourselves — it also requires taking action. Sitting on our hands and accepting the status quo will keep us where we are, whereas fighting to achieve our loftier aspirations even when we can’t see a clear path forward can pay off in spades.

So the next time seemingly insurmountable challenges present themselves, don’t back down.  We must embrace a sense of faith in ourselves and fight on, no matter how bleak the outlook may seem.

Here are 13 quotes from a few wise and insightful thinkers who understand how essential faith is as an ingredient in the recipe for success. We hope these words will bolster your confidence and help you persevere through the roadblocks you encounter on life’s journey.

Faith … is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
C.S. Lewis

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Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.
Robert Collyer

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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Believing involves thinking, talking, and acting as though you have already received what you’ve asked for.
Rhonda Byrne

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Faith is believing that the outcome will be what it should be, no matter what it is.
Colette Baron-Reid

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Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.
Catherine Pulsifer

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Fear looks; faith jumps.
Smith Wigglesworth

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Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.
Mitch Albom

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Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see.  You choose.
Bob Proctor

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
D. Elton Trueblood

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If you lose money you lose much, if you lose friends you lose more, if you lose faith you lose all.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Khalil Gibran

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Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
Brené Brown

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Bennett Kleinman
Bennett is a staff writer at Optimism as well as a freelance comedy writer. He's based in New York City.
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