Friday, March 01, 2013
How Full Is Your Glass?
This week, I got to spend two days with someone who told me, "I'm excited to get out of bed in the morning."
That inspires me.
Is he problem-free?
No way, hozay. Nobody is.
But what an amazing attitude!
So in his honor, today's topic is a new twist on that old line about the optimist versus the pessimist.
Here's how to play it at your table:
Fill a glass halfway with water.
Ask: "How would you describe this glass - half full or half empty?"
I predict that most people are either truly optimistic or have heard this metaphor and want to appear optimistic, so say, "Half full".
Some may say, "Half empty".
You then ask:
What kind of person would answer, "The glass is empty" ??
The responses should be interesting.
Then you get to ask the kicker:
What kind of person does it take to answer, "The glass is full!" ??
And how does one become such a person?
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