Sure, if you have half-a-glass of beer you can choose whether you want to look at it as half-empty or half-full. And your words will determine your worldview. The half-full perspective is much more empowering and sets in motion a chain of good thoughts…
But for me this alternative has always felt limiting.
I asked myself, Why should I accept half-a-glass to start with? What can I do to have a full-full glass? Is it really impossible? Should I take it as an unchangeable given? Or is there something I can do to enjoy not half a glass, but a full one?
This is the attitude of possibility, of creating what you really want, rather than accepting or taking for granted anything that life throws at us – or more precisely, anything that we attract for ourselves. If I say it’s a half-full glass, I am substantially accepting whatever happened with a passive stance yet a good outlook.
Conversely, as soon as I ask myself, what can I do to change things, to change what I get from life, what life I create for myself, an entire world of possibilities opens up!
Always ask yourself, is that all I can get, is this what I created for myself? Or can I create something bigger, better, more impactful? Don’t settle for half-full!
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I took this picture in Hamburg, where the local beer Astra logo is an anchor in a heart. Very nice for a maritime city with a great shipping history, and very nice for me as a Naval Architect! Cheers!