My thoughts and opinion
How Optimism Rocks
Yes, business people need to be optimistic about their success.
If you don't believe yourself and your your clients, how will they believe you??
Further, without optimism you'll be that broken person who quits the zest for the entrepreneurial lifestyle after one defeat.
Yes, the successful entrepreneurial journey is filled with a million failures, and only optimism can get you through each struggle every time.
How Optimism Sucks
Too much optimism detracts your attention away from understanding the "brutal facts" of your reality.
When you're wearing your rose-colored glasses: yes, you're hoping for the best -- but you're not doing anything to get there.
So is it better to have the glass half full and to be happy about it, or know that the glass is half full and be wary about it?
We have a new article to read over and discuss. Are you an Optimist or Pessimist? Why Your Perspective Matters.
Read about philosophies and how you might fit yourself into one, as well as how taking a positive or a negative approach to business impacts your business.
For instance, the article states:
"According to expert speaker and author Dr. Martin Seligman, entrepreneurs and business executives who engage in sales activities need to be optimists."
The article also says: "Strong leadership should not consist of wallowing in misery or hyper-focusing on the negative."
Do you agree? Disagree? What are your opinions and thought on this article?