Naturally optimistic people find it hard to be realistic thinkers
A realistic perspective allows you to get close enough to a problem in order to tackle it. Facing potential consequences also helps you be more efficient, and it gives you credibility.
To become a more realistic thinker, you must:
- appreciate the truth
- do your homework and get the facts
- think through the pros and cons
- consider the worst-case scenario
- align your thinking with your resources.