WANT it – you might get it.
IMAGINE it – you might get it.
BELIEVE it – you WILL get it!!
Now find some evidence to build your BELIEF on!
This is a development on Coué’s idea of ‘Self-conflict’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coué . Essentially, if ther is conflict between will and imagination, imagination tends to win. You get what you imagine, not what you want. But the role of belief is powerful – if you can find some evidence to increase your belief in what you’re imagining, you will get a better result. So just coping with a situation a bit better than before is evidence. Knowing that you can smile at something in the middle of a bad day is evidence.
Look for your evidence – and treasure it.