The old country song encourages us to "keep on the sunny side of life". That is not always simple to do. It is comfortable to fall
into the Chicken Little
view that a positive outlook in troubling times is just being a
Credit markets in turmoil! Unemployment up! Orders down! Default Credit Swaps! Fortune 500 Bankruptcy!
It is easy to mock an optimist. Scorning those who hope for the best can give us a great feeling of a knowing smile at the hopeful`s
foolishness. Unbridled, idealistic, romantic notions of cheerfully annoying optimism can even make us wince in agony.
Optimism is fundamental in order to make a small business thrive. Overcoming fear, anxiety, frustration and skepticism can make the difference
between success and failure. The key is to practice realistic and disciplined optimism. Optimism can inspire you to maintain confidence and get
to work removing whatever obstacle is in your way. Disciplined optimism allows you to own...