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Mental Snacktime - Optimism

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

“Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.” – Bernard Beckett

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”
William James

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

“The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas M. Butler

In the News / Articles Worth Looking At

Q and A

Q: It’s a new year! What are you planning that is going to make this one different than previous ones?

A: More rest. More yoga and stretching. More water and meditation. Get back to climbing.

A: As we have more time, better spring pruning!

A: We are faced with steep increases in costs so we are looking at making systems better and evaluation many processes

A: I have been reading "Good to Great" and "The E Myth Revisited" and reviewing my business accordingly. I hope to implement much of what these books teach about business and how to approach what we do.

A: Have more fun. Laugh more. Celebrate the small victories and the big ones will follow.

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This information published to the web on January 3, 2017.