»Eight Principles of Successful Optimists
1. Have an unashamed optimism of ambition.
2. Engage in projects that are bigger than
you are.
3. Your ideas are for sharing, not
4. Making mistakes is OK, but not
trying is irresponsible.
5. You’re defined by what you do, not
by what you intend to do.
6. Be an engineer.
7. Be prepared to lose nine battles out
of ten.
8. Kick out cynicism.«

Mark Stevenson
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