Controlled experiments suggest that optimism is not only related to success, it leads to success.
Neuroscientist Tali Sharot, author of the fascinating The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain, at TED 2012. (via explore-blog
Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.
— Karl Lagerfeld
Failure in appearance happens because a lot of people are wearing clothes they have to, not clothes they want to wear