Is the cup half empty or half full?
What do you see when you look at this picture? Is it hopelessness like the caption indicates? Or is there hope? Is the cup half empty or is it half full?
When I look at this picture I actually see hope. The plastic box the kitty is in actually displaces enough water to keep the kitty afloat. Which means the cat can stay out of the water long enough to reach dry land.
Part of mindset and personal development is learning to change your thinking about things. When you focus on the positive, even if its just a small bit of positive, things will change in your life. It is not an overnight process, but it DOES work.
Sometimes it is really hard to think positive because life seems so bleak. I too have had those times, and right now is one of them where it seems like I have to really work hard to find the positive. December has been a very rough month for me for many years now.
Where there is life, however, there IS hope. For example with the bank mess up, having to scrape money just to pay my half of the rent, and trying to build up a new business, I could look at the cup as half empty. This would lead to worry and despair and paralysis.
Instead I am looking at the cup as half full and TAKING ACTION to change things in my life. As I do this I will share my journey with you and help teach you how, even in the hardest of times, you can change your thinking. Changing your thinking is only part of the picture though. You also need to take action based on that change in pattern of thinking.
So what actions am I taking? First I am asking others for help to learn my karmic lesson at this time. I am learning that being strong is not just about helping others, but it is about knowing when to ask for help FROM others. Learning how to get some balance in your life.
Since asking for help, I have scraped together 330 of the 370 I need for my half of the rent. My room mate is covering the other half of the rent and the utility payments I have set up. I am taking up the two content challenges which you will see here, on Facebook and Twitter, and on YouTube. I am also getting small jobs, and putting together products to sell. I will be doing webinars (both free and paid), and finally I am focusing on the half full cup and how to fill it even more.
It is not easy sharing all of this with you, but I believe in being real, and if even one person can learn from what I share it is all worth it to me. My challenge to you is look at your life and figure out ways to look at the cup as half full. Feel free to comment below
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