There’s a number of sayings attributed to Confucius, including this one:

    “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right.

    It’s about mindset of course.  It’s the idea that your attitude is very important when it comes to whether or not you’re going to accomplish something.

    There’s wisdom in the quote.  But, by their nature, quotes can often be simplistic.  And this one’s no exception.

    Attitude is very important.  Having the right attitude is necessary.

    But it’s not sufficient!

    The power of positive thinking is real.  However, the law of attraction is pseudoscience without a shred of empirical evidence to support it.

    If you wait around for good stuff to happen, you’ll be waiting – unless you’re incredibly lucky.

    Get your head right and in a positive frame and attack your challenges. If you do that, you’re now working to make things happen. 

    Back to Confucius.  He was half right.

    If you think you’ll fail, you won’t succeed.

    If you think you’ll succeed, you’ve not guaranteed success.  You’ve a chance.  But it’s up to you to seize that chance.