Anyone who's ever done something great had to believe in something better than the present.
In other words, they had to start with optimism.
Success is not born out of skill, school, where we’re from, who we know, or what we scored on the SAT. None of us were born ready. None of us started life knowing how to fly a plane or launch a company or knit a sweater for our dog. But we are born with something more important than skills. We’re born with optimism - the initial seed for success.
Optimism fuels the belief that you can be the one to create the good the world needs. But you’ve got to hone it. And practice it. And determine to live from it. In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope, shares her own inspirational story of overcoming challenges using her belief in optimism, and the dynamic ways her mind-set propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist.