When the musical comedy Damn Yankees opened on Broadway in 1955, one of the catchy songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross quickly became a hit. A losing baseball team is standing around the coach. He urges them to believe in themselves by telling them “You’ve Gotta Have Heart”.
The coach tells them,
You’ve gotta have hope.
Musn’t sit around and hope.
Nothin’s half as bad as it may appear
Wait’ll next year and hope
No need to wait until next year. Start right now.