“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
“Optimism is essential to achievement
and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.”
~ Nicholas Murray Butler
Now this is not to say that achieving your dreams/heart desires will be easy but it can be eased by your perspective. Are you an optimist - ready and working for success or a pessimist - working for survival? I like the way 2 prominent men defined both perspectives:
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities
and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.