Optimism is a powerful force, and it can drive us to undertake all sorts of endeavors, transactions, deals and challenges.  It is not limitless or intended to lead us to be blind or foolish to challenges that may lurk around the bend.  A better model might be optimism tempered by care and intelligence.   We have linked to our Blog “Uncertainty Raises its Ugly Head Yet Again by Joel Ross and encourage you to note some things we optimists can lose sight of from time to time.  Not that any of us intend to change what we may be doing right now to find that next big thing, but to be reminded that it may take even more work and yet remain illusive in the short term.