It’s common to query whether people see the glass as half full or half empty, but a meme posted by Rajyavardhan Rathore posed this question in a new light.

Rathore pointed out that the glass is always full – it is just that sometimes it is half full of water and half full of air. Seeing the situation in this light can open up new possibilities: there is no longer obvious scarcity, rather a reframing.

Think about your “glass” from a new perspective. Instead of seeing it half empty, can you see it as half full of something else? Being alone might not be lonely, rather an opportunity to refresh. Having half the time may mean a chance to set priorities. Not getting a job may mean you are free to pursue other options.

You’ll be happier if you focus on what is in the glass instead of what isn’t.

Posted by @Ra_THORe, July 6, 2018

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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