However, outside forces — our friends, our family, our co-workers — often play a role in which mentality we choose. Surprisingly, sometimes it can be those closest to us that tell us something can't be done or it's too hard or it's a bad idea. When this happens, it's no wonder that we get down on ourselves.
Getting beyond this lack of encouragement is also mental, sometimes we just a need a little stimulation to spark our internal encouragement.
I stumbled upon this old UBS commercial a few weeks ago and have watched it several times since. Every time I watch, I'm reinvigorated to sit down, take my coat off and start working. The quality's a little rough, and the music is hokey, but damn, Keitel gives the performance of a lifetime.
Be the man who thrives on proving wrong those who say something can't be done, and you'll be more successful than you can imagine.