“It’s not actual pain that drives us, but our fear that something will lead to pain. And it’s not actual pleasure that drives us, but our belief – our sense of certainty – that somehow taking a certain action will lead to pleasure.”
You can think your way out of anything. If you put your mind to it. No matter what the problem is, your mind is capable of coming up with a solution… but once a solution becomes apparent, that’s when other factors come into play: focus, determination, strength, persistence, resilience, etc.