I’m an optimist, so I believe that no matter the situation, the best is almost always yet to come.

However, such a statement needs to come with an important caveat.

The best is yet to come, but only if you put in the work.

Only if you don’t rest on the laurels of past successes.

Only if you keep learning and growing.

Only if you look after your health and relationships.

Only if you stay focused and true to your calling.

Only if you can continue to smile in the midst of adversity.

So please stay optimistic, but don’t forget to do the work.

Because if you do, the best is truly yet to come.