We must always challenge ourselves to think outside of the box as that is the only way to grow. However, sometimes we don’t realize we are in a box—which can leave us striving for a goal developed out of a limited mindset. One such example is when determining if you are optimistic or pessimistic and you ask yourself if the proverbial glass is half empty or half full.
How Full The Glass Is Doesn’t Matter
Author of The Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor presents an alternative thought process—that it doesn’t matter how full your glass is because there is a pitcher with unlimited refills. As one of the professors of Harvard’s most popular class of how to be happy, he helps us understand what happiness really is.
Where’s My Pitcher?
When we limit ourselves to thinking that we are stuck in our present situation, what is currently in our glass, we run the dangerous risk of closing ourselves off to the unlimited possibilities. There are at least a million different paths to any destination and the path less traveled is often the best way to a life of fulfillment.
To access your unlimited potential you must keep your eyes, ears, mind and heart open. Otherwise, you won’t be able to find the alternate paths in life.