Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 281

It doesn't matter whether the glass is half full or half empty.  What matters is whether you drink it up. #QuoteADay #Day281 #edchat #edu

Whether optimist or pessimist, you’re still missing the point.  It is never about whether the glass is half empty or half full.  To be honest, we shouldn’t be worried about such things.

What we should care about, and the mark of the best leaders, is whether we embrace what we have, and drink it up.

The best leaders realize that they can’t change some things, and whether they are “resource rich” or “resource poor” they have to make the most of what they have, and do the best they can for those they serve.

When we spend time worrying about whether the glass is half empty or full, we tend to ignore what is in the glass, and therefore we tend to miss the fact that we do have something, and our charge is to work with that “something” to do the best we can.

In fact, we need to start ignoring the glass (remember, a smaller glass could be filled to the brim with what we have, and a larger glass more empty; it is all relative), and just focus on its content (water is water, wine is wine, no matter what vessel we put it in).  By focusing on what we have, instead of how much we have of it, we’re positioning ourselves to focus on what’s most important.

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