Thursday, November 18, 2010
TWO KINDS OF OPTIMISTS
There are two kinds of optimists:
=1=> The first kind sees... the glass half full.
=2=> The second kind sees... half the glass just waiting to be filled with more good stuff!
A good entrepreneur is a careful type-2 optimist. They will see the opportunity, but know it will not come easy. They will prepare and study every possibility before proceeding.
A bad entrepeneur will be an overoptimistic type-2. They'll think they'll succeed, and so ignore all the details.
A bad gambler is much the same kind of over-optimist: they'll buy a stack of tickets for the lottery. After the numbers are drawn, before they check the results, they'll secretly hope nobody won... because then the pot will be bigger for them to win on the next draw.