“Don’t partner with cynics and pessimists. Their views seem to be self-fulfilling.
It’s OK to shoot holes in things, as long as your come with a solution as well.
There is an old military saying ‘I will lead, follow, or get out of the way.’ These people want a 4th option.
You need to be rational, however with an action bias.“
From the Podcast “Naval” by Naval Ravikant