Eeyore and TiggerIn the stories of Winnie The Pooh and his friends there are two diametrically opposed characters: Eeyore and Tigger. We all have Eeyores and Tiggers in our lives. The pessimist and the optimist, the two see every situation through their own perspectives.

Eeyore obviously is a pessimist. He believes there isn’t a point to trying anything. Very little makes him happy. Tigger, on the other hand, finds great enjoyment in everything. Trying new things is an adventure. Tigger has a positive mindset while Eeyore has a negative one. It is important to note, that both characters represent extremes. Tigger’s irrational exuberance makes him careless and prone to get into trouble. Eeyore is cautious, careful to avoid situations he can’t handle. They both have characteristics that would make them annoying to be around over time.

The point is that no mindset should be followed blindly. While you need to be open to opportunities and believe that you can handle whatever comes your way, you also need to carefully consider opportunities and not jump in blindly. You shouldn’t be either an Eeyore or a Tigger. You should take the best qualities of both.