There are a lot of factors that will contribute to your success, but the biggest factor will be yourself.
Let me go back, believing in yourself.
Whether something is achieved, or not, it first begins as a thought.
And as that quote from Lao Tzu goes on to explain, your thoughts become actions… which actions become character, and soon enough, it becomes your destiny.
How much we achieve will likely amount to how much we believe.
Fortunately, believing is a skill. Even though it can be learned, it’s one of those things that “takes time.”
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot __________,' then by all means ___________, and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh
Just give it a try.
Trying at all is better than not trying at all.
The more you try, the more your horizon will expand and the more you’ll push yourself to actually become better.
Ultimately, time and hard work are the only things separating us from achieving what we want to achieve.
It’s not like we came with a manual of things that we can and can’t do.
So, by all means, go for it.
I believe in you.