Ø Be a realist who is also an optimistic.
Ø Be realistic in the assessments of success and failure.
Ø Be confident in the ability to deal with potential consequences.
Ø Allow for the possibility of losses but not be overwhelmed by them.
Ø Do not allow the possibility of losses to alter the decision-making process.
Ø Be able to see the Big Picture even in the midst of a crisis.
Ø Be able to make decisions with limited information.