“What Outperformers say to themselves is, ‘If I got through that, I can get through this. And if I did it before, I can do it again.’ That hardship and struggle gives them a reservoir of motivation and confidence and empowerment.” —Scott Welle. In this solocast, I share a recent clip from a virtual keynote for project managers in Toronto. An essential characteristic to Outperform personally and professionally is the ability to adapt and thrive through pressure, change, stress and adversity, and the clip details two strategies to help you do that by using “Reference Points” and being “Defensively Pessimistic.” Show notes can be found at https://scottwelle.com/be-pessimistic. Enjoy and feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn (and to see my weekly LinkedIn Lives) at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwelle/ or follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/scottwelle/. If you find value, please share! Keep Outperforming!