What Is Missing When You Think The Glass Is Half Full?
An optimist believes the glass is half full.
The pessimist believes the glass is half empty.
But there is a different, and better, way to think about the glass.
The half-full or hall-empty assessment misses an important nuance:
There is still room for more.
Many settle for half empty or half full situations in life.
How you frame the assessment is considered either a positive or negative view. That misses the bigger point.
They key is to realize that even half full situations have the potential for more. And the half empty isn’t an indictment: it is the recognition of the opportunity to increase.
Leaders look for the space for more in all situations. They assume the situation neither empty or full. They focus on increasing, and acknowledge that there is still plenty of room for more enrichment, enjoyment, and success.
Considering this, what can you do to start looking at the glass differently?
Come learn the… 7 Habits of Highly Optimistic People by Harvey Deutschendorf.
About the Author: Mark SANBORN, CSP, CPAE, Monthly Mentor, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America. He is also the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. Read More…
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