Some of the most successful people in history shared the common trait of self-efficacy: In other words, they believed in their ability to accomplish a task, and saw their failures as speed bumps, not bottomless pits.
Take Thomas Edison, for example, who worked relentlessly to make sparks. "I have not failed," he reportedly said, "I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thank goodness for his persistence.
A success mantra or phrase promotes this same kind of perspective: Reminding yourself that you are capable can be the first step toward success. Below are 14 phrases from our social community that'll keep you confident and ready to revisit your next almost-there experiment.