Work Hard at What You Love
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Today in the business section of the morning paper (yes, I still read the paper every morning) I read that General Motors was closing the doors on one-time Swedish Car brand Saab. On a personal level, I was deeply saddened by the news and hoped someone would swoop in to save Saab at the 11th hour. Back in the early 1950s my grandfather decided to take a chance on the quirky, boxy cars, and became the sole franchise holder of the East Coast tri-state Saab dealership. It was a gamble that paid off—the cult-status cars gained wildly in popularity and his business flourished for over 35 years.