The Tunnel is Dark, but the Future is Bright

Are optimists crazy people in times like these?

I am an optimist.  Even as I walk through tough, dark times, I can see a bright future ahead.

It keeps me going.

Though many 8pm Warriors are walking through dark hours in their business or career, I still believe the future is bright for those who invest in their future…especially now.

On Wall Street, we said “Buy when there’s blood in the streets”.

The man who is credited with that saying, an 18th century British nobleman named Baron Rothschild, made a fortune buying stocks during the financial crisis after the Battle of Waterloo.  Many of those stocks were of his own companies.

His original quote is believed to be “Buy when there’s blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.

The blood in the streets is our own.


I see it every day.  Small business leaders struggling, talented folks doubting, so many wondering, “when will things get better?”

I get sad when I see those who stop before they get there, the leaders who quit on themselves, or the suicides of desperate warriors.

If you believe that you’re working towards something special, don’t give up hope. Don’t quit now.  Invest in yourself.

The future you fight for is forward.


Keep moving.

Have a bright night,


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Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

10 comments on “The Tunnel is Dark, but the Future is Bright”

  1. I think that the Psalmist, David, was an optimist. He wrote: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…”

    The point was he was walking through it. He wasn’t pitching a tent and living there crying out “woe is me…” I’m sure he didn’t want to be there, but that’s where he was.

    In life we all go through struggles. And as I asked on my blog earlier this week, the question becomes: Are you going to use those struggles to define who you are or are you going to let those challenges derail you and prevent you from becoming who you could be?

    Granted you can’t be all “Pollyanna” about what is going on in the world. It’s a dark time for many people right now. But even when it is the absolute darkest it can be, even the smallest speck of light can change everything.

    1. James, you definitely get it man.

      I like your analogy to pitching the tent in the valley of the shadow of death. It would be like sitting down in my tunnel analogy.

      It doesn’t make sense.

      Thanks for the comments. I appreciate your perspective.

  2. I’m an optimist too, believe me. I don’t understand why people don’t understand that “this too shall pass” so you keep being an optimist because I believe strongly in the law of attraction and if you only see doom and gloom so shall it be. I choose light.

    1. I don’t understand the doom and gloom and never will. Only once did I really despair, that was a very dark time and it did not last more than a couple days.

      This too shall pass.

      So true. Thanks for the thoughts and for choosing light. We need more folks like that in the world.

  3. Aaron,
    This is an important message that needs greater volume. The global economic problems will likely send shock waves through small business owners. What? It’s hard to say. As you point out, diligence, perseverance, optimism is vital despite the temptations to throw in the towel. Seth Godin has “The Dip.” It’s where many give up. It’s those who work through the dip and back up to the next level realize the bruises only toughened us up and more determined to succeed.

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