For most of my life, I’ve been an optimist. In high school, I was even given a character award for it. As an entrepreneur, I’m a rugged optimist…I think my ideas are good enough and better than what I see out in the field. . .and will succeed. And if those ideas don’t work, I’m sure we’ll figure out another way to get the job done. As I’ve aged, I’ve probably moved a bit left to realism as a measure of what can affect my ideas (particularly when I haven’t done the hard work of developing a plan around them). However, I still maintain that positive outlook about what can be and what is coming.