Word to the Pioneers out there getting it in. The outlaws who set the pace for the civilization of today. The innovators creating the societies/technologies of tomorrow. Being original is easy. Think it and it is done. But the true hard work lies in exposing it to others and selling it to the world. The courage to make that leap and the fortitude to stick by the idea through thick and thin is the difference betwen the GREATS and the mediocre.
With all the physical and mechanical hurdles that are a part of the process of success, the one thing you do have control over is you. most human being, regardless of origin, have a preconceived notion that the process required for success is hard or IMPOSSIBLE. It is this negative idea that penetrates our thoughts and transends into dimished efforts, motivation and spirit, which are integral in staying on course.
Optimism is often viewed as the trait of the naive. Personally I believe pessimism is the phenotype of cowards. If you truely aim to succeed you have to have the expectation to succeed. If not, then what's the point oof trying. Positive thought is the catalyst for motivation, highten efforts and inceasant determination. If you believe it is possible. Know it is your destiny then it is likely you will not be easily detered by any person, thing or scenario that might rise up before you. Exponentially increasing ones chance of success. True winners are defined before the medal is won.
Only winners win.
Give yourself a chance and be one.
Check out Will Smith - A Biography.