ME” Monday® 3-21-2022 Why Half Not Full

Is the glass half empty or half full? We’ve probably heard this more times than we can count!

The idiom half full and half empty refers to one’s perspective towards reality. 

When we measure what fills us, what we have, we’re focusing on what’s positive.

It stands to reason that when we measure how much feels empty, negative emotions may take over and determine the path we unknowingly take instead.

Why might it seem like the half that looks full is more beneficial than what seems empty?

If we allow ourselves to consider possibilities that aren’t obvious, we may discover something better.

When we think we see a half-empty glass or experience things that feel bad, might this influence our belief in our ability to take action?

How might it feel to hope that a glass that may look empty might be full and simply has room for more?

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~Abraham Lincoln

When we think about how to flip what seems negative into something positive, we can tap into our self-efficacy for strength.

Self-efficacy is our belief in our ability to deal with situations when they occur. This certainty can induce positive energy, motivation, and awareness of that which is greater.

Each of us may have some of the same challenges yet perceive the “glass” differently- one empty, one full.

If we see the glass half-empty, can it be possible we aren’t providing ourselves with as much self-care as we need?


If we view the glass half-full, are we recognizing something encouraging each day so we can provide the essential self-nurturing that’s needed to be our best selves going forward?

Concentrating on our self-efficacy, having confidence in who we want to be, can elevate our inner power to have the quality of life we choose and find something good in any situation.

“ME” Monday® is our day to begin fueling our ability to trust in who we want to be and to handle whatever comes our way with confidence and self-assurance.

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