“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