In 17th century Japan, a General was leading his soldiers to war. He was confident of winning it but some of his soldiers were in doubt.
On the way they stopped to pray at a Buddhist temple.
Here the General, taking a coin from his coat pocket, addressed his men, “I’m tossing this coin. If it’s heads we’ll win, if it’s tails we’ll lose the war.”
He tossed the coin and it was heads. The soldiers were delighted and marched forth with confidence.
And won the war.
“Nothing can change destiny,” said the Lieutenant to the General.
“Yes indeed,” replied the General showing the coin with heads on both sides.
Notes: Success or failure is in the mind. Starting with a positive thought is quite often decisive in winning. Think positive and the battle is half won.