Kevin Smith (yes, THAT Kevin Smith) answered a Twitter followers question about a director believing that his next film is going to be the big one. Read from the bottom up, but if that’s hard, here’s what he says in six tweets:

“That’s the director’s job: to believe in their dopey vision-quest so much that if fuels not just him/her, but the entire cast & crew as well. For months. As the person everyone’s looking to for answers, you’ve GOTTA believe. Anyone can be negative, because bitching takes no discernible talent and costs nothing. And sure: every once in a while, you die in despair a bit, brokenhearted that your ideas don’t reach more people. But until then? You have hope that the next flick WILL reach a larger audience. You’re living in hope. Living ON hope. And hope is life’s sweet elixir, touching not just human beings, but every thinking organism on the planet. Living in a constant state/haze of hope = smoking God’s own strain of Kush.”

It’s pretty much the same for entrepreneurs, isn’t it?