09 Aug Future Entrepreneurs: Optimism
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope & confidence.”~Helen Keller
Have you heard of the story of the tightrope walker who walked a thin wire across the Grand Canyon? On returning to a waiting crowd after a successful crossing, he asked them, ‘Do you believe I can walk across this tightrope to the other side?’
The crowd, seeing he just did, yelled, ‘Yes! Of course.’ On his second crossing he walked across the wire carrying his short colleague on his shoulders.
Back at the crowd he asked, ‘Do you believe I can walk across this tightrope to the other side with a person on my shoulders?’ After just seeing with their own eyes him performing the deed, the people yelled, ‘Yes, without a problem.’
The performer then asked, ‘OK, who wants to be the next person on my shoulders?’
With that the audience became silent…
It’s one thing to believe in something, but another thing in having faith in accomplishing the task.
Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
As you work on your goals this week, take some time to write down 5 things and/or people you have faith in.
I hope you wrote yourself as one of the people you have faith and confidence in!
And wherever you are on your journey, believe it’s worth the trip! #ShineThroughtheNoise
#Believe #optimism #Faith
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Cheers & fair winds!
[Photo by Akasha Lin: sun shining through under sail, Chicago]
Akasha Garnier for The Wishwall
Author, Brand Expert, Filmmaker