When you look at the glass above, do you think it is half empty or half full? You’ve heard that question for many years. It is said that it shows whether you’re an optimist or pessimist.
Admittedly, I always used to say it was half full. I’ve always been an optimist. In fact, I’m still very much of an optimist.
I’m so much of an optimist that I have decided I don’t like a glass to be half empty or half full. Regardless of the glass, my view has changed so that it does not matter.
What is my new view?
I want an empty glass. If it’s empty, I can put whatever I want in it. If it half full, I can pour it out so it becomes empty. Then I can fill it up with the drink of my choice
Optimism is making the best of the situation in which you find yourself. It’s not getting upset with the circumstance or blaming someone for it. Instead, it’s taking what you’re given and making it the best you can.
My daughters would tell you, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” People who want an empty glass not only don’t throw a fit, they also will be happy with it.
What kind of person are you? Will you make lemonade out of a batch of lemons or will you make a mountain out of a molehill?
Your outlook on life is just that. It’s your outlook. No one can force an outlook on you. What will you choose? Do you choose to view the world and your circumstances with open arms or a closed mind?
For me, I’ll take an empty glass any day. Will you join me?