January 22, 2010

The Role of Attitude

"Many an optimist has become rich buying out a pessimist."

Robert G. Allen
Author/Speaker Regarding Real Estate Wealth

And to be fair, many others didn't.

It's not just your outlook is it? Timing also plays a role.

But attitude is where it starts. If you anticipate failure, you're halfway there.


  1. I think the message is, expect to win but plan in case you don't.

  2. To Rich's comment I would add, be flexible regarding what constitutes a win. There are different levels even though many managers see things as zero sum.