From James Dyson (by way of this post by Josh Kaufman):
Anyone developing new products and new technology needs one characteristic above all else: hope. This comes down to a few elements:
- Having high expectations that you will succeed - despite any setbacks or frustrations.
- Having the sense to break down an imposing task into smaller, manageable ones.
- Believing that you are able to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. Be dogged and determined.
- Don't be afraid to be different.
- James Dyson