I am, by nature, optimistic. My optimism has been shaken in the last year. I understand better now how optimism is empty without WORK. Optimism isn't a strategy, it's a guidepost. https://t.co/ggglTqYeJR
— Emily Lakdawalla (@elakdawalla) November 8, 2017
As one of my drill sergeants during basic training used to say, “Hope isn’t a plan!”
Usually followed by some cursing.
That drill sergeant was a pretty awesome guy, really.