Don’t hope that you never fail. Hope that you never reach the point where you stop trying.

Simple binary

When faced with a problem, look beyond all the little difficulties that threaten to hold you back and ask yourself the simple question: can it be done or not?

If it can be done, do it. If it can’t, invest your energy elsewhere. Success lies around many corners.

Fear and Excitement

The chemical release that triggers feelings of fear in our bodies is also responsible for triggering feelings of excitement. Fear and excitement are different sides of the same chemical coin. The label we choose put on a feeling therefore depends upon whether we have a positive mental attitude and are open to new experiences. If our self-esteem and confidence are low, we may feel afraid in the face of new opportunities, instead of the excitement we could be feeling if we have faith in ourselves and our ability to succeed.

We must practise seeing opportunities instead of obstacles. We must try to be excited instead of afraid.