“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
This sounds like an exaggerated quote; like your belief will actually write half of your paper for school or physically wash half of a large pile of laundry. It’s not an exaggeration, because your belief in completing a task is what propels you forward. If you doubt, then you won’t even begin working on the project that lies before you. If you believe, then you will start a task and you will push through until it’s complete. Even if it becomes difficult, if you believe, then you won’t give up.
If I doubted that I would ever finish writing a book, then what would be the point in writing the first word? The confidence that I have in myself is what helps me to begin writing even when I know it is sometimes difficult to get down the next sentence, paragraph, or chapter. I continue writing, because I believe that I will complete the rough draft and, ultimately, the final draft at some point in the future.
Believe in yourself enough to know that you can successfully complete the task you’re working on right now. It might take a considerable amount of time, talent, patience, and perseverance; but you will finish in the future, because you believe now.