Glass Half Full

by | May 15, 2019

Is your glass half full or half empty?

What does this even mean?

If your glass is half full, you are most likely someone who is a positive, forward thinking individual. Someone who sees the brighter side of life, who would jump right in to help others. A person who would be inclined to find a solution to an issue rather than complain about it. Lord knows there is a world of complainers out there. We are all guilty of it.

If your glass is half empty you are most likely someone who tends to be negative, stuck in life, never having enough. This can suck the life right out of your relationship, your financial situation, your coworkers, and your inner self. I’m sure we all know someone like this. They can be very toxic.

Both mindsets, whether positive or negative, can have a lasting effect on us as we carry into adulthood. However, they both have something in common. They both come from a belief system that was instilled in us at a very early age. They most likely came from our parents, a parental figure, or maybe a role model. Belief systems are passed on from generation to generation. Have you ever questioned a belief that you have? This is sometimes where the “F.E.A.R.” factor appears.

F.E.A.R. Factor

The F.E.A.R. Factor


The belief that we tell ourselves is not actually a real occurrence, it’s a make-believe or false sense of an impressionable event that helps us try to understand what could happen.


Are a standard that we hold ourselves too, which are sometimes a very high set of standards.


These expectations only appear to be real but are just a series of events that we perceive will happen.


The real experience is what happens in front of our eyes. The real event. When you put False Expectations Appearing in front of Real, the event isn’t true. Just a manifestation of what we believe to be true.

Using this F.E.A.R. program in your everyday life can cause a lot of anxiety and stress and could prevent you from doing everyday things. It could also prevent you from achieving your goals and dreams.

How has your belief system helped you in life? Has it prevented you from following your dreams and passions? Ask yourself that question.

At the end of the day, our belief systems will guide us through our lives and hopefully we will see the glass as being half full instead of being half empty.

Until next time… If you would like to book an appointment to discuss your belief systems and how they affect you in your life, contact me at

Dana G Smith, CSIC

Dana G Smith, CSIC

Dana G Smith CC is a Certified Professional Development Coach/Consultant and co-creator of The Mindful Trucker, helping companies and professional drivers have more connection, communication, and overall job satisfaction.

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