Before Marie Curie, we didn’t know anything about radioactivity or radioactive isotopes. As a result, her pioneering research introduced critical concepts to the world of science.
She is quoted saying “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
This quote has two parts.
First, you must believe you are gifted for something. It may not be making a scientific discovery that will change the world, but we all have something to offer. So find out what that thing (or those things) are for you.
Second, you have to believe the thing must be attained. So instead of saying ‘maybe I’ll do it,’ ‘maybe I’ll get there’ or ‘maybe I’ll get around to it,’ you’re saying ‘I will’–‘I must,’ because you realize you are gifted for it and it’s an innate part of who you are.