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by lyn christian on June 14, 2010

I’ve studied the successful entrepreneur enough to know that one thing that we all have in common is a healthy amount of optimism.

This quotation gets to exactly what I’m meaning. And, says it better than I can, so here goes:

“Optimists don’t allow doubt to linger or to discourage them from their goals. There is something else this group shares, and that’s toughness. Optimism isn’t based on any pie-in-the-sky naiveté. It is a hard earned choice.” – Byron Pitts, 2009

Pitts is a CBS correspondent who as child was labeled, “illiterate”. This quotation is taken from an excerpt found in his 2009 book Step Out on Nothing.

I wonder how you would rate your over-all level of optimism.  Do you have a healthy level of toughness that is positive?

If so, Neil and I invite you to share your recipe or anecdotal note on this topic.

About the Author:  Lyn Christian is the founder of SoulSalt, Inc., a coaching and coach training company.  She is passionate about the “free-agent” worker who wants to earn their living and live their lives by doing what inspires them.  Get more information by visiting or contact Lyn directly through

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