Long days make summer the perfect season for dreams and possibility. Others find success, seemingly overnight. They invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book—so why not you?

In this TED Talk, Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five common myths most of us believe that all but ensure our dreams will never come to fruition. But don’t let that stop you, she says. According to Pesce, there’s no substitute for hard work in reaching ones goals and dreams, and therein lies our greatest opportunity for achievement.