“One of the enduring mysteries of life is that those who are successful are those who expect to be successful, which is precisely why they continue to thrive in the face of failure, until they achieve success; on the other hand, those who fail frequently do so precisely because they expect to fail, and do not persist with tasks until success is achieved. How optimistic you are about your chances of success plays a large part in determining whether or not you actually will succeed.”

Dr. Raj Persaud, Staying Sane