“I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism; the kind of hope that ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all of the evidence to the contrary that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working to keep fighting.”

President Obama

To the Startups who have big dreams but little money. Have hope.

To the entrepreneurs who are struggling to make ends meet. Have hope.

To the business owners concerned about making hard workers redundant. Have hope.

The words of hope in President Obama’s 2012 election acceptance speech can inspire anyone facing a challenge. I feel the message is especially poignant for entrepreneurs.

As entrepreneurs, we wake up early each morning to face uncertainty and challenge. We put our souls into our work and trade security with hope. It is the fearlessness and stubbornness of entrepreneurs fighting every day who grow our economy.

To the cynics, worried about the state of the economy. Have hope.

When action is raised on the shoulders of hope, the view becomes truly sublime.