…but its the optimists who change the world.
Someone important said that, and it struck me as incredibly accurate.
The world is full of pessimists. They usually try to hide this fact by calling themselves other things (“realist” is the one I hear the most.)
Being an optimist does not mean being ignorant of the risks. Being an optimist means knowing the risks but believing that you can overcome them. That there’s a chance you can be successful. That you believe.
In my experience, pessimists are so focused on pointing on all the reasons something won’t work, they never get around to trying to see if they can actually overcome those things.
This is why at Dragon Army, one of our values is “Think positively”. This does not mean disregard the risks, or blindly follow a plan if its not working. What it does mean is to see the possibilities and believe that you can accomplish something that on the surface may seem insurmountable.
It’s easy to be a pessimist, which is why almost everyone is one.
Be an optimist. And think positively. It’s the only way to accomplish great things in life.