Can Confidence and Negativity Co-Exist?

Can Confidence and Negativity Co-Exist?

Confidence and Negativity…

do they get along?


Have you ever pondered the possibility? If we are confident about something – do we experience negativity? I guess that depends on the circumstances, since we can confidently assess something as a bad or negative thing! But I think coming from a positive perspective, if we possess confidence in someone or something, we will likely NOT feel negative. Likewise, if we’re stuck in a negative rut–and I’ve been there–we’re not too likely to feel confident about anything!



Your late inspiration for this Sunday night (and any time you real this!)


“A confident woman is positive.

Confidence and negativity do not go together.

They are like oil and water;

they simply do not mix.

Being positive or negative is a choice–it is a way of thinking, speaking, and acting. Either one comes from a habit that has been formed in our lives through repetitious behavior. Expect good things from God today–He won’t let you down.

Pray: ‘Lord, I look to You for my joy and gladness. I ask You to drive the negativity and sighing away from my life and fill me with the joy of Your Spirit. Amen.'”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”



My Reflections


Interesting thought, that confidence and negativity cannot co-exist.


And, as with so many things in life, we have to CHOOSE whether we want to focus on the positive or the negative.



So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you agree that confidence and negativity cannot co-exist?

Have you found a successful strategy to defeat negativity and increase confidence?




4 thoughts on “Can Confidence and Negativity Co-Exist?

  1. “Have you ever pondered the possibility? If we are confident about something – do we experience negativity?”
    You are right everything depends on circumstance.

    Do you agree that confidence and negativity cannot co-exist? I agree!

  2. I think people often mistake realism or practicality as negativity. Part of the reason for this is that society as a whole trends toward unfettered optimism in some areas, whereas it trends towards unfettered negativity in others. For example: Personal future and politics, respectively.

    I see this explained in the approach that the majority of people have to these separate topics. For instance, because politics is generally seen in a negative light, people naturally tend to expect others to speak negatively about it. Conversely, one’s subjective future is generally seen in a positive light by the individual, and thus folks trend more often towards positivity when discussing hopes, plans, and dreams for the future.

    In my opinion this is why, when someone takes a realistic or practical view on any subject, that they inevitably are declared to be overly negative or positive about that given topic of conversation.

    So what has this got to do with the article? Well… I felt it was necessary to explain these points before I stated that I feel it is entirely possible to be both confident and negative- IF a practical or realistic outlook is being defined as “negative.”

    Great article!

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