Staying positive and energized is a one of the major jobs of a Manager/Entrepreneur. There are many pitfalls on the way to making our dreams come to realization, but once we go negative, it is hard to go back. So I try (not always that successfully) to refrain from saying “no”, and to not accept a “no” from others, Instead I ask "How can we make this happen?" and "Under what conditions can we do this and that?"
I try to focus on the success and positive actions of my team and not the negative ones. I believe that my team can do better then what even they themselves believe. I found out that when I focus on this, the teams actually surprise me and do become outstanding.
That is why before we do something that is out of our comfort zone, instead of saying “What is the worst that can happen, that we fail”, I say “The best that can happen is that we succeed”. Suppose we have a big technical problem? And many team members are negative, saying “This is not possible, because…”, to leave the negativity, I tend to say “Lets try it, the best that can happen is that we succeed, now lets see how can we make this happen”
Think about the best case scenario and not the worst case scenario.