Half Full Half Empty


When you see a glass of water, filled halfway, what do you say? Is it half full or is it half empty?

Does your outlook on life lean more one way than the other? Do you perceive possibilities as half complete or half uncomplete? Now you may say that these are truly opposite sides of the same coin, but are they really?

When something is half complete, is that more positive than saying it’s uncomplete? But stop for a minute, step back, and take another look at that glass.

Is it half full or half empty? Some will say it’s 100% full: 50% with water and 50% with air. Everything you look at in life can be perceived from this perspective. Nothing is really half empty or half full. Everything is full.

Consider this: you’re a baseball player. You go to the plate. You hit a single, a double, a fly out, and a ground out. Some would say you were two for four, 50% successful. Others would say you were four for four: two hits and two times you made contact with the pitcher’s ball so that next time you face him, you are going to go four for four, with four hits, but you were 100% successful.

One other example: you made a list of ten things to do today. At the end of the day, you finished five of the ten, so you’re 50% complete. Or, are you 100% complete because the other five items that you didn’t complete totally, you’ve prepared them in your mind, and they’re ready for tomorrow – you’re already ahead of the game.

So, if you really look at every half full or half empty glass, you are going to discover that there is no such thing as half full or half empty, it’s always 100% full.

Date Recorded: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Date Posted: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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