“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey
There is a well-known question “do you see the glass as half empty or half full?” The premise behind this question is to help identify if the way you see the world is typically through negative or positive lens and it’s a big part of what I use to readjust my thinking. As life moves forward and brings challenging situations or unfavorable circumstances, it is very easy to place focus on what seems to be wrong instead of taking an accurate reading of the complete picture.
Take a step back to reevaluate your journey, focusing on what you have accomplished thus far and then set your eyes on where you want to go. Something I’ve struggled with in my own life has been the hunger for instant gratification. The problem is that I’m rarely satisfied when things don’t happen quickly and I find difficulty noticing the beauty within the process.
Toba Beta once said “There are many realities hidden behind a wall of perception.”
Looking at the amount of money you don’t have may be the source of motivation for a brief period, however setting a goal to make more money may open your eyes to see opportunities and new business ventures.
The trick is in how you train yourself to see the world. Perception, simply put, is the way that we experience the world and the elements around us. Positivity and optimism is key. Now sometimes stuff happens and our positivity gene just doesn’t come to the rescue. When you’re feeling the doldrums, know that it won’t last. Allow yourself to feel what you feel but remember that feeling down doesn’t have to keep you down.
The energy we exude energy but we attract it as well. Keeping a positive attitude plays a big part in what you will focus on and how you will move throughout life. Ask yourself; is darkness scary or an opportunity to have a candlelit dinner?
What the mind expects, it finds. Although times may be fairly rough right now, history shows that we all have the ability to choose resilience instead of defeat.
How you perceive it, is how you believe it!
Do you see the glass hall full? How do you stay positive?