“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Although Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not talking about entrepreneurship when he made this statement I believe it applies appropriately to the world of the small business owner. We have to accept failure to experience success.
Optimism is probably the greatest asset and the greatest liability to small business dreamers. We want to keep everything positive to produce energy to our company. But we must also take the time to learn from the negative challenges to our business. Don’t’ get too high and don’t get too low. Keep the faith and learn lessons. But never lose hope. Have you ever felt like losing hope with your business?