It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or empty. The point is the glass is refillable.
Are you an Optimist? Do you see the glass half empty or half full? The quote reminds us of another view that it does not matter and what is important is that the glass is refillable!
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; Having a positive mindset of no matter what has happened, what can I do now. We can either be taken down by the events or rise above them. Be RESILIENT!
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If you have heard about the glass half full or empty, its often looked at it from a point of view of having an Optimist and pessimist attitude.
How you look at the glass matters and indicative of your attitude to life.
The Optimist look at the glass as half empty and focus on is left and what they can do given any set of circumstances.
The Pessimist on other hand look at the glass as half empty and continue to go back to what it used to be.
Lets instead take another view with this quote and look at what we can do; “The glass is refillable.”
Meditation is one way we can cultivate the quality of Resilience and connect with the power we have inside of us to get up and do what we can.
If you are struggling, worried or just need a small push. Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:
- Believing in yourself
- Resilient – Ready to bounce back!
REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?
RESPOND: Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.
With each breath, remind yourself of the quote and commit to take action, to get started, to take the first or next step!
“It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or empty. The point is the glass is refillable.“
Now Repeat one or more of following Affirmations as you breathe in. Let Go of anything negative or not needed as you breathe out. Continue this for 2-5 minutes or more.
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Affirmations on being Resilient:
- I am Resilient
- I am ready to bounce back
- I am Strong
- I am Tough
- I rise above Adversity
Affirmations on being Positive:
- I am always Positive
- I choose to stay Positive
- I stay Positive
- I find the Positive, even in the Negative
- I am Tough
- I am Strong
- I am present in this moment
- It will be a great day
- I can change my thoughts
- I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative
Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:
- I know I am worthy of a great career
- I work hard and am Successful
- I am open to trying new and different way
- I am determined to go further
- I do what’s needed, Now
- I step out of my comfort zone
- I am not giving up
- I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
- I am ready to rise and bloom
INTEGRATE: Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.
“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.”
About Robin Sharma is a Canadian inspirational writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series.
Sharma worked as a lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving (1994), a book on stress management and spirituality. Sharma has published 12 other books, and founded the training company Sharma Leadership International.
He has written many popular books:
My name is Jas. Singh, I have often found myself searching for positive quotes for myself, for my daughters. I have made it my goal to publish daily posts with Positive, Inspiring quotes that are encouraging for us to learn from and apply into our daily lives.
I encourage you to not only read this quote but also to think and write does it mean to you, what and how you will apply it. If you are a leader or manager, inspire, motivate and share the positive quote with others.
Consider Mindfulness meditation as a way to help calm down and reflect on the message.
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