Productive Pessimism

Many people would describe me as a pessimist. I am the one who points out the flaws in a plan and persists on pursuing the least risky option. I know I sound like “Chicken Little”- but I don’t predict calamity without justification, I’m a numbers person and I always have data to back up my warnings. Being described as a pessimist used to bother me because the word has a negative connotation that I didn’t want to be associated with. “I’m a realist” I…

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