3 Thoughts about the “Glass Half Full” Mindset

September 8, 2016 Thoughts

glass half fullAre you a “Glass Half Full” person and what does it mean to you?  I used to be a glass half full kind of person as it seemed like a much better option than being a glass half empty kind of person.  I saw the positive and pleasurable in my life most of the time.  Years ago when I could no longer see anything positive and pleasurable I thought life was no longer worth living.  Since then I have changed my mind about a lot of things.  These are 3 things that I have learnt about the “Glass Half Full” mindset.

  1.  Life is not as black and white as a glass half full or half empty kind of thing.  How heavy your glass is and how long you hold on to it is also important.  A glass half full person can hold on to negative things for far too long because they avoid looking at the negative or empty half of their lives.
  2. water-glassPeople are motivated by different things.  You either move away from pain, or move towards pleasure.  The glass half empty people tend to move away from pain.  They are motivated to move away from pain.  They will think of all the things that could go wrong and are working on moving away from that. To a glass half full person it might seem like they are more negative.  A person who is moving towards pleasure is more likely to be a glass half full person.  Their focus is on what will give them pleasure, what is light and easy.  They will quite often bury their head in the sand rather than face pain.
  3. Being a Glass Half anything is being mediocre.  It is a middle of the road and comfortable place to be in.  Life may not be fantastic but at least you can see some things that make life worth living.  Being an extra-ordinary person means that you will not settle for the “half full” because you aim for overflowing.

inspirational-giving-quotes-11“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure–pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

The main word here is GIVE.  Find ways to give and add to other peoples lives.  Give your smiles, give encouragement and praise,  give of your happiness to others and give positive reinforcement to others.  Give whatever it takes to move  to a glass that is overflowing.  Being a glass half-full kind of person means that you can see the positive side of life, and it is a comfortable place to be but it can be even better, your life could be overflowing.

Love and Light

Maryanne