The Art of Money Getting or, Golden Rules for Making Money was originally published in 1880 by P. T. Barnum.
Part 11 Let Hope Predominate But Be Not Too Visionary
Many persons are always kept poor, because they are too visionary. Every project looks to them like certain success, and therefore they keep changing from one business to another, always in hot water, always "under the harrow." The plan of "counting the chickens before they are hatched" is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.