Optimism or Obsession
When you are obsessed with a business idea, chances are that you will only focus your attention on why it should work. As good as that is, it will interest you to know that I’ll rather be optimistic than being obsessed with my business idea. What’s the difference?
While obsession deliberately ignores the threats and weaknesses, optimism recognizes them and make a strategic plan of minimising or overcoming them. Obsession is purely emotional, optimism has a mixture of logic and emotion. An optimistic person knows when to change the plan, an obsessed person is so blinded by the end result that it becomes practically impossible to realize the wrong and the right “How” to get the result. Optimism is realistic and pragmatic, obsession is not.
If that business idea is as easy as you are calculating right now, a lot of people would have been doing it by now. One of the first questions you should ask yourself when pursuing new business ideas is, are people doing this and succeeding? If No, Why are people not doing it? Once you can get the appropriate answer to this question, you are on your way to the top of the game.
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