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Elevate your thoughts… Its Half Full, not Half Empty

I got this post from http://rombe99.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/elevate-your-thoughts-its-half-full-not-half-empty/

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Lifestyle

I met a guy whose life hasn’t always been an easy one, no one could possible say they knew him, but I think I understand him.  He’s an expert at hiding the things he doesn’t want anyone to know about his life. I told him to one day write a memoir, but doubt he’ll want to, it’s mostly a sad story he says, but maybe that’s the problem with most people…..

For too long they chose to see the cup half empty instead of half full. There’s always time to fill it regardless of what ever happened.  Genuine dedication, belief, faith and the power to control your mind can elevate you to levels you may have never thought you can reach the tyranny of impoverished thinking if I could call it that. I used to have the same thoughts at times, most of the filled with spite and negative, I fell into bad mental habits. Rather than focusing on all the good in their lives, as little as they think they have, and thinking of ways to make things better, they remain captives of the past, bitter about what others have and they don’t, how others have it easy and they’ve only really known one way of living, struggle. It’s no secret that the way we think stems purely from habit, but people never realize the power of their minds, which is equivalent to the power of choice. You let the happenings around you dictate your mood and how your life is going to be. So what if you can’t go to parties from Thursday to Sunday like the spoiled kids? Or go for road trips, travel abroad, drive a car? Weighing yourself down on such levels makes it even harder for you to fit in.

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Sheer optimism can get you through a lot, the power of vision across adversity. Instead of trying to be like someone, or wanting what someone has, focus on how to improve your current situation, cultivating envious thoughts in your mind is just filling your head with negative ideas instead of freeing that space to think of more positive ideas to elevate yourself. It could be a job that pays you something you consider small, but that’s a stepping stone for greater things to come in your life as long as you keep pushing on, being buoyant that the best is yet to come. Sometimes your ‘I can’ is way better than your IQ.

So no matter what happens to you, no matter the past experiences, only you have the capacity to choose your response to it. One of mentors always tells me that regardless of what happened in the past, we are not captives of the past, but we are the captains of our DESTINY.

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A Glass of Water

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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

(Thanx Asha Littlejohn for posting and now I am passing it on)

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Lift Your Half Full Glass and Hold It (post by Kirk Weisler)

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. -Booker T. Washington

A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’….. she fooled them all… “How heavy is this glass of water?”, she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.  If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens
all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”

“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.  When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night… pick them up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now ’supposed’ stress that you’ve conquered!”

1 * Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker..

5 * If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it..

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can’t push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.

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