Most of us have heard (too many times, in fact) the phrase ‘half empty or half full’. Right? It’s often used to see what type of person you are: whether you are an optimistic person or a pessimistic one; whether you are realistic or unrealistic.
Can I introduce a new dialogue? Well, it’s new, but not shiny brand new. Let’s talk about ‘opportunity over problem’. Take a look at the picture for this post again, but this time look very carefully. What do you see?
Do you see something that has been ruined by a small hole, or are you drawn to the layer underneath it, and find it intriguing?
It’s all about perspective: how we choose to see things can have a huge impact on our choices. One person will try to patch that hole; another would see it as completely ruined area and will want to abandon it, throw it away and start again (or not bother again!); and someone else will see a way to use the hole for their creative outlet. Which one are you?
There is no right or wrong answer here, so don’t try and change your initial choice because you think there is a trick coming. Just like Shakespeare said, ‘There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so’. There really isn’t. However, understanding who you are and how your mind works can help you get the balance right.
If you always give up on things because they don’t work as quickly as you’d like them to, it can impact on your attempts at starting a business, embarking on a new project or hobby, for example. Knowing this means you can start a new venture out with a minimum timeframe for which you work on it from the outset, so you don’t give up.
And if you always see the amazing potential in everything, you might have to reel it in a bit, so you are not overwhelmed by how many things you are juggling at any given time.