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

I have faith. I have faith in our vision, in our values, and in our mission. I have faith in you – in our team. I have faith that we are creating a better future for the next generation of Americans. I am an optimist; I can’t imagine living my life any other way.


We live in challenging times. Pessimism, complaining, and blaming are made easy – for many it is their default. We hear those squeaky wheels and we read those know-it-all critics. From the stands at a sporting event to the talking heads on television, from the editorials in the paper to the posts on social media, there are venues for those with grievances.    


We must drown out the voices of negativity. We must overwhelm the pessimists with our energy, with our purpose, and yes . . . with our optimism. Folks, you are in the wrong business if you don’t believe in the work. Your optimism, your leadership, will lead to great achievement.

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