Is the cup half empty or half full? How do you see it?
All of us have stuff that happens to us that makes us look at our situation in a negative or positive way.
I’ve always termed myself as a “realist.” I feel I’m realistic about my situations and about my future. My husband on the other hand is 100% an optimist. I’ve always said, “Hope for the best but, expect the worst.” My husband has always said, “Expect the best.” Can you see why I love him so much? He’s incredible. He always sees the glass half full and half empty isn’t even an option to him.
One thing that I make a conscious effort to do through my work day involves seeking out ideas, concepts, conferences, and articles and that keep me inspired. For me, it’s very easy to get bogged down in the problems of the hour, day or week. Constantly staring at my to-do list, and working my way through checking off items that need to be handled, can stifle my creativity if I don’t take time to look outside my world of influence for new ideas. Being inspired is a great feeling, and I see direct results in my productivity, brainstorming, and follow through when I make “being inspired” a priority.