The story you tell yourself is just as important as the one you tell others. Ideally, both thoughts and actions align. But cognitive dissonance often pits your beliefs and actions against each other.
To achieve what you want, you need both desire and competence. The challenge for all beginners is a lack of practice and experience. If you can accept failure as part of the experiment while feeling the aura of success — even if it's the smallest win — you're more likely to keep doing it.
“The more we do, the more we can do.”— William Hazlitt
Your attitude is an essential part of your motivation. You don't just fake it until you make it; you fail until you succeed. Failure is really progress in disguise. Your self-beliefs and perspective will predetermine how you'll act and deal with any setbacks.
Stories encourage dreams until one day they become real.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” — William James