"It is the combination of reasonable talent and the ability to keep going in the face of defeat that leads to success....What you need to know about someone is whether they will keep going when things get frustrating. My hunch is that for a given level of intelligence, your actual achievement is a function not just of talent, but also of the capacity to stand defeat." Martin Seligman about optimism during his interview by Daniel Goleman in The New York Times 1987.
I truly believe in this quotation. Standing defeat is what will truly allow to reach your own success.
You make your own choices in life. When you fall, it is your choice to stay in failure mode as well as your choice to rise again, and again every time you fall.
You fall repeatedly nevertheless you must rise repeatedly, until you walk your walk.The power is within you. That hidden flame inside of you...seek out for it, feed it with will power, and turn it into the bond fire of success and celebration.