Optimist Prime…

As we start a rather splendid four-day weekend that will be a fantastic celebration of all things British (including it seems, the unpredictability of the weather) coming as it does on the back of a mini heat wave, it seems to me that people are rather more 'up' than usual – in fact one of the Minions came in yesterday with some far-fetched tale about people actually smiling on the train…;-)

I've always been an 'up' sort of chap myself … this actually has very little to do with the success I've had over the last few years … my outlook was generally very positive even back in the days when things weren't going nearly half as well … and I've always believed that things turning out just how I want them is the 'normal' way things should be…

Over the years, many things seemed to have worked simply because I have believed they would … and this is not, as I have said so many times before got some kind of special power, it's just that sometimes it simply does not occur to me that it could happen any other way…

You see, if you truly believe something will work, any of the problems that you happen to encounter along the way are just bumps in the road (and yes, during my decade online I have become fully aware of how large some bumps can be) to inevitable success…

Whereas, if when we look at a project and just 'give it a try' but ultimately believe, deep down 'things like that don't work for me' it will almost certainly come to nothing, because as soon as a decent sized problem is encountered … it can all stop there, because 'something like this' was 'bound to happen with my luck'.

Now there is a famous quote from Henry Ford about thinking you can and thinking you can't, and being right either way, but I'm sure you know all about that already … what I would like to bring to your attention is a far less well known quote of his … which I think sums up more accurately what we are trying to achieve with our online endeavours…

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

Have A Fantastic Bank Holiday,

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Tim Lowe
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Tim Lowe