4 Phrases Confident Women Use That You Could Parrot Unconvincingly

When you’re trying to become your best self, you can look to women who are living the life you want for inspiration – women who are self-assured, assertive, and resolutely go after their dreams. We’ve compiled a list of phrases that those confident women swear by, so that you can mumble them softly and without feeling to other people in a way that nobody will really buy what you’re saying.

“Fake it ’til you make it…”

This quote is all about the idea of faking confidence until you finally actually start to feel it. By imitating an optimistic mindset, you can convince yourself to do the thing you are actually afraid of. But when you whisper this phrase in your head, you’ll have trouble even faking that because you haven’t really seen this ever work in real life yet. We’re sure it worked for some people, though.



“Keep calm and…carry on.”

Everything could be going to shit, but there’s no sense dwelling on it. When you’re a woman of action you know to keep a stiff upper lip during times of adversity, repeat this phrase to yourself, and muster your strength. However, when you try to say it timidly out loud, you won’t believe it. And no one will believe you believe it!


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

When considering the potential judgments of others, it’s important to remember that their perception of you doesn’t really matter in the long term. And they can’t really make you feel bad about yourself unless you decide to take their criticisms seriously. This is a great phrase for confident woman to remember they’re in control of their own destiny, and for you to try to believe that but ultimately fail.


“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself at all, or whatever.”

Confident women love this phrase because it reminds them life isn’t about measuring up, it’s about marching to the beat of your own drum. These women know that they are a uniquely powerful individual with a unique set of strengths and skills. Not you, though. You don’t know that about yourself at all, no matter how hard you try to convincingly use this phrase!


When it comes to going out in the world and doing your thing, confidence is everything. Women can conquer anything! But we’re talking about a confident woman who isn’t you, who will not say these mantras confidently at all.