In all aspects of your life how you perceive any situation determines how you will react to it.
Any 2 people will see the same situation in different ways. This is the reason police investigating a crime will talk to as many people as possible so that they can get as wide a cross section as possible in order to be able to ascertain exactly what happened more easily.
One person will see any setbacks as a reason to stop trying while another person, with the exact same circumstances, will see the opportunity of a problem as a means to learn and improve their situation. Your perspective makes all the difference.
For many people when they hear something they automatically think of other things they have done in the past and often assume the results will be the same.
It is very important to understand the saying
Parts of your past may have been great, but…
The most popular kid from high school isn’t necessarily popular now.
The star quarterback in college doesn’t always make it to the NFL.
The childhood TV star often doesn’t make it to the big screen as an adult.
The nerd from high school became Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.