If you sacrifice optimism to embrace realism you become a cynic without the energy to push through obstacles and create a desired outcome.
If you sacrifice realism to embrace optimism you become naive and blind, too disconnected from reality to gain traction that creates meaningful production.
Do not take away from your optimism in order to increase your realism. In the same way, do not take away from your realism in order to increase your optimism.
Optimism and realism are not opposing forces. You can do both. At the same time. So do both. At the same time.
Answer the call. Do the work.
Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.
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