Realist a.k.a. Pessimist. The glass is half full. In our current economic state, stability is hard to obtain. There is as much underemployment as unemployment and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Do you take the lesser paying job because it’s your best option? Do you put your dreams on hold until things get “better?” Most of us can’t afford to take as many risks now. If you have a job, be thankful. It’s about putting your needs before your wants and making more logical/rational decisions vs. emotional ones. This is about survival.
So which one are you? It’s more of a decision between “wants” vs. “needs” when it comes to your career. A serial entrepreneur is a perfect example of both. He/she dreams big, but is very systematic when it comes to making financial decisions. There’s no wrong or right way, just two sides to look at. Think of your career as a spectrum…where do you fall?