Why A Half Empty Glass Is A Good Thing

Is the glass half full or half empty?

There is no need to stress about the answer or what it means, but it is an opportunity to think differently.

Here are ten reasons why a half empty glass is a good thing.

  1. You have already enjoyed the first half
  2. You only want or need a small drink
  3. The glass could be very large so half a glass could be a big drink
  4. You have had enough to drink
  5. Half a glass is not equal to an empty glass
  6. You are saving the rest for later
  7. There is room for a “top up”
  8. You have not finished yet
  9. You have enough to share
  10. You know when to stop

We often see this cliché being used as a description of our perception, whether we have a positive or negative outlook on life. What we need to realise the answer has more than two options and these options can be positive, negative or neutral in nature.  (The cliché also assumes that it is a drink, it could be the perfect measure for an ingredient in a recipe or anything we want it to be)

When a problem is presented do not just look at the linear solutions, look at the possibilities that could exist. Allow your brain to be creative and think out of the box. For all the problem scenarios that exist there are many solutions waiting to be discovered, innovation exists in how we provide the solution.

Paul S Allen

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About Paul S Allen

Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin); Singer Song Writer; Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Leadership; Strategy; Vision;

Posted on 12/04/2010, in Business Development, Church, Faith and Personal Development, General, Vision and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. you know whats funny? I can’t help but think “This article was definitely written by a glass half full guy!” 😀

    You’re right of course- lets look outside of the glass & not limit ourselves at all.

    Box? What box!?!

    • Generally I am a “half full” person.

      A box is useful as a place for storage, not a place to use the things held there. Tools need to be out of the box to be useful.

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