When consequences are acceptable, we feel good. When ramifications only seem to be good, that’s optimism absent justification.
But when optimism overtakes, is it that optimism, or that optimist, who earns credit for a triumphant outcome? It appears that way. Those good times or successful events were never created by our optimist. Optimist is watcher, spectator, or speculator self – often not causing success, but only its witness.
At the root of all good things, you find facts, work, and people who care who don’t need optimistic hype to make their life real.
Succeeding at anything always takes longer than anyone thinks, is harder than anyone believes and offers many opportunities and excuses to quit, to give up, or to make some new pathway – none of which guarantees success.
Quitting quitters not trying guarantees failure every time.