Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on optimism

Building a portfolio of small bets. Quarter-time with Gumroad. Building userbase.com. Creator on dvassallo.gumroad.com. Ask me anything at daniel@hey.com.

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Start conservative, not optimistic. If you think the odds of success are low, keep thinking until you find an almost sure bet. Eventually (when you can't stop winning), you can take a few speculative shots. But do this too soon, and it will destroy your motivation.

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Overoptimism is a delusion that makes you believe life will automatically take a better course if only you manage to grab that promotion, or that new prestigious job, or that big yearly bonus. You forget that the last time you got those things you had the exact same expectations.

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