Confidence is so closely related to optimism because it is only when we feel good about ourselves that we can feel positive about our future prospects. To believe that success is waiting for us in the future, we must regard ourselves as being deserving of and capable of attaining success. Though our triumphs naturally serve to remind us that we are capable accomplishing greatness, true confidence comes from within the soul. It is entirely possible to believe in oneself without ever having achieved any particular goal because self-belief is a product of the knowledge that we are willing to do whatever it takes to realize our dreams. Hope flows naturally from our determination and provides us with the strength to move forward. You will know that success is in your future today because you understand that your potential is limitless.