The Difference Between Pessimists, Realists & Visionaries

how to distinguish between pessimists, realists and visionaries

I remember reading somewhere that there are 3 types of people: pessimists, realists, and visionaries.

A PESSIMIST is, of course, very negative. But what is interesting about a pessimist is they are almost always right. Why? Because they predict the worst and that's what usually happens in their lives.

Now, REALISTS are glorified pessimists in my book. They don't want to be embarrassed or lose face, so they set low standards and goals for themselves--goals and standards that are easily attainable. (I used to be a "realist" for a season in my life, but I'm so glad that God helped me get over that hump because I have learned that FAITH outweighs "realism.")

Lastly, I want to talk about VISIONARIES. These are the people who try. The people who fail a lot, but they never give up! These are the people who take a lot of heat from pessimists and realists (who think they should just give up and try something a little more "normal"). I consider myself to be in this category, and I am not apologetic because of it. I love being a leader, and I love being a visionary because I feel closer to God this way.

What type of person are you?