This was a quote by Andrew Ross Sorkin, while I was reading “Tribe of Mentors” by Tim Ferriss
There are two extremes that don’t help you – one is when you over-dramatize something to where you victimize yourself, not letting you see things objectively. This either shuts off or delays alternative solutions to a problem. You also create fear and it debilitates you.
The other extreme is when something seems to be too good, you blind yourself from potential pitfalls that you need to build stop-losses on, and you put too many eggs in one basket.
The best perspective is to be thankful for the good things and rejoice in the bad things; understand that they are both temporary moments – which gives you a light at the end of the tunnel for bad situations, and motivation to enjoy and be present for the good, fleeting moments.
Persistence matters more than talent. The student with straight As is irrelevant if the student sitting next to him with B grades has more passion.