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Changing your perspective can be important here, and optimism can be useful to nurture and uphold. Martin Seligman is a renowned psychologist researching such topics, and his book Learned Optimism  is illuminating. My father introduced me to this book at point in my life where I was questioning my own abilities and my own future. It helped me breakdown negative thought patterns.
I've also recently learned that Coursera has a Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization  put on by UPenn (where Seligman is a professor) -- it includes a course on Positive Psychology taught by Selgiman.
[1.] Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life - https://www.amazon.com/Learned-Optimism-Change-Your-Mind/dp/...
[2.] Coursera Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/positivepsychology#...
⬐ mettamageWhile Martin Seligman didn't make it on my list in my comment. I read him as well and IMO he's completely legit as a psychologist (way more legit than I am, and I even published a paper on the neuroscience/psychology of gamer frustration and engagement). He has studied the concept of learned helplessness (a fascinating concept) and optimism itself.
Simply following his advice will make anyone's life more awesome.