What would it be like if you expected success?
Thousands and thousands of years ago, our ancestors entered a wooded valley with a river.
The optimists said, “This will be wonderful! We can build shelter by the river using the wood that surrounds us; surviving on the abundant fish living within our grasp. Life will be wonderful!”
On the other hand, the pessimists reply, “Are you crazy! If we live down here in the forest, animals might eat us or the river will could flood, or lighting could set fire to the trees and kill us all. We have to live at the top of the mountain where the animals won’t come, there’s no chance of a flood, and fires are less likely.”
Optimists: “You’re nuts! We have everything here at our fingertips. Why would be purposely make life more harsh?”
Pessimists: “A harsh life is better than no life.”
Finding no resolution, the tribe splits with pessimists moving to the mountain and optimists chillin’ by the river. Of course, what happens? [Read more…]