A quick note for all my kindred pessimists:
Being one benefits your freelancing. Why? Our tendency to err on the side of caution, skepticism (of deadlines in particular) and natural inclination towards less-than-desirable consequences means we tend to under-promise. Then, because we’re still awesome at what we do, we end up over-delivering. Often ahead of schedule and to a higher standard than we give ourselves credit for.
Not deliberately mind, or through deceit.
That means more pleasant surprises and happier clients.
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