Optimism, the mother of entrepreneurship

If necessity is the mother of all inventions, optimism may be the mother of all new business ventures. Everyone starts a new company because they believe that they can be successful. No one I know started his or her own venture with the belief that they will fail.

Therefore, by nature, entrepreneurs need to be eternal optimists, otherwise, they will give up way too soon. Who are the best sales people of their ideas? The ones who are enthusiastic and passionate about their ideas — all born of optimism!

All the stats are against entrepreneurs, as 9 out of 10 small businesses fail within the first two years. Hey, you got to have a lot of optimism to look past those odds. Many entrepreneurs who have failed will try again until they succeed. That’s from inner optimism and belief. Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, had three failed ventures before he made his initial fortune with Synder Communications, LP. Now, that’s an optimsitic person. I’m sure he believes his football team can get better too. Good luck.

I’ve recently met with some local entrepreneurs who have endured difficult times due to the down economy. They remain optimistic, however, with the improving economic condition. They see the potential of their ideas. Of course, they do. They are optimists.

Stay true to your dreams, and keep on believing!