I’m an optimist with anxiety—constantly fretting about the future, but optimistic that it will work out fine. This neatly sums up how I feel most days.
I suspect many entrepreneurs are a similar combination. It’s difficult to take on such an endeavor while being pessimistic.
I would go one step further to say default optimism is rational, regardless of what you do.
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Cynicism Is the Opposite of Optimism and Pessimism
Cynics believe that nothing ever changes at a fundamental level. By it’s nature, cynicism is a dead end where everything stays the same over time.