Last week I was catching up with a few startup leaders and we were talking about different styles and personality traits of entrepreneurs. One of the entrepreneurs in the group said something that really resonated with me:
I believe today’s our best day and tomorrow’s even better.
Now, I’ve known this entrepreneur for over a decade and he’s truly sincere when he says that. There’s something to be said about the real belief that today is absolutely the best day and the conviction that tomorrow will be even better. Optimism and positivity is a wishy-washy subject that incredibly subjective. Yet, personally, as someone who feels rather analytical, I believe it makes a difference, even if it isn’t objective.
Why? I’ve met many entrepreneurs that have done amazing things — things that are so far beyond defying the odds — and they are all optimists. Even with a world around them saying “no” or “that can’t be done” these entrepreneurs push on and make things happen. It’s so easy to not take the risk, not put yourself out there, and not get rejected.
The next time you talk to an entrepreneur, ask them about today, and then ask what they think about tomorrow. If there’s optimism and enthusiasm in their voice, know that their chance of success is higher. Today’s our best day and tomorrow’s even better.