What Does a Half-Empty Glass Mean?

You’ve no doubt been asked,

“Do you see the glass half full or half empty?”

Possibly after a little hemming-and-hawing you gave your answer.

But does your answer really mean anything?

A recent and fascinating new research study gives us an answer.

If you see the glass as half empty, traditionally, this may be an indicator of a pessimistic attitude.

On the other hand, if you see the glass as half full, this may be an indicator of an optimistic attitude.

When you are optimistic, you expect good results. A pessimist is the opposite.

As an optimist, you generally believe that the future will be favorable because you can control outcomes. And this is where this interesting study comes in.

You see, researchers found that optimism is specifically related to a longer life span! (1) With greater odds of achieving “exceptional longevity,” that is,

Living to the age of 85 or beyond (1)

So, next time you are asked “how do you see the glass?”, search for the positive and make optimism one more important component of

Your winning mental strength mind-set

And as always, if you need anything, we are happy to help!

Until Next Week,

Your team at Mental Strength

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  1. Optimism is associated with exceptional longevity in 2 epidemiologic cohorts of men and women: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/37/18357.short

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