Some people see the glass as half empty. They believe that there is something missing. There isn’t enough. There aren’t enough opportunities, enough resources, enough money, or enough hope. They’re bearish on their prospects, and they’re pessimistic about the future.
This belief structure makes the “half-empty” folks believe that the glass is half empty for everyone, even you. They see only scarcity.
Other people see the glass as “half full.” There is no difference in the amount of water in the glass, but the people who see it as “half full” believe that there is enough there. There is ample opportunity, resources, money, and hope. They’re bullish on their future.
This belief structure is what underlies their opinion that the glass is “half full” for everyone. They don’t see scarcity, but they don’t see abundance either. They see enough.
But there is a third group of people. These individuals see the glass as overflowing. Not only is there enough, there is way more than enough. To the “glass-overflowing” people, there is more opportunity than anyone could ever need, and more than enough for every man, woman, and child. There are more than enough resources, including money.
The “glass overflowing” people have this viewpoint because they are grateful. Because they appreciate what they have, they possess as keen ability to see abundance.
If you practice gratitude, you will see that your cup is overflowing.