I’m a lucky fellow, even in the middle of hard times – every time I wake up I have the direction, goal and cause. It can be found in this website.
But what I mean about optimistic madness? As an entrepreneur I associate the optimistic madness strongly to attitude of work and desire to start new projects. And that is something our society needs in economically hard times. Only optimistic madness can produce ideas where the true ambition is involved. And only that ambition can be the fuel of mind that will carry you through tough times. Without that strength many great projects would have never been started or at least they wouldn’t have fought ahead.
To activate your optimistic madness you can start from a very tiny move. If you change the course in one degree, within a short distance you won’t notice anything, but when a year has passed the situation is rather different. The main point is to begin now and not to underestimate the effect of little things.
Do you know where are you going to? If you don’t, you might have missed one of the most meaningful things in life. The saddest thing is that some people know where they want to go, but still they are moving to the opposite direction. It’s always softer to swim within the stream than struggle against it.
With a strong ambition the failures can also be accepted and they can be learned to see as a part of the progress. And the path towards the goal have to be seen valuable. For me that’s a privilege to even get a possibility to start the Li Yachts design project, which was only a tiny crumb of optimistic madness a year ago. I was only drawing sketches on my notebook of the boat to fulfill my desired way of living.