It is OK to be a Glass Half Empty Person – Sometimes!

It is OK to be a Glass Half Empty Person – Sometimes!

Glass Half Empty?

We are human beings and it is natural to feel negative emotions from time to time .  But how much of the time is your Glass Half Empty?

I think it is fair to say that on occasion, many of us often struggle to find any positive in life or everyday situations

Many of you will know that I recently re-located from Australia to Northampton shire, UK.   To coincide with my move back to the UK,  I also recently launched a new workshop titled ‘How to be a more positive person’. This is a brand new workshop and when recently engaged as a Motivational speaker for Celebrity Cruise Line,  I rolled out this workshop and gained some wonderful feedback from attendees.

Before I continue,  However, I would like to point out that even if you are a ‘glass half empty’ type of person, this should never be a reason to beat yourself up or be critical towards yourself.  To be perfectly honest, the reason I teach this subject is to help people feel good – even if they are feeling negative!

Dominant Negativity comes from within us and it is often an old habit or learned thinking pattern based on old negative beliefs such as:

• Nothing goes right for me
• Too good to be true
• Things are never easy
• It won’t work out to my advantage
• Something always goes wrong
• It’s not easy being me…..

These old beliefs lead to negative thoughts and then lead to negative expectations of life in general. Often those people who are habitually negative may have experienced many hurtful or negative experiences in their life.

You see, negative experiences are often the outcome of :
• Poor expectations of life, success, joy, happiness
• Expecting things to go wrong
• Expecting life to be a struggle or difficult
• Expecting things to not go well

Unfortunately, life then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy as negative beliefs, lead to negative thoughts, lead to negative expectations and then finally negative outcomes! It is when we keep experiencing the negative outcomes that we get to exclaim even more that ‘Things never go right for me’ and ‘there is no point changing things’

However, getting to be right and expecting negative outcomes robs us of our joy and wellbeing! It also doesn’t feel good and prevents us from moving forward and becoming confident and empowered. We just get stuck repeating the same mouldy negative patterns. ( and complaining about them!)

The good news is that if you do want to become a more positive person, I have now launched a new range of online training sessions which will be able to assist to check out www.amazingcoaching.co.uk for more details.

Lisa Phillips is a UK Life and Confidence Coach and Motivational  Speaker based in Northamptonshire. She is also author of ‘The Confidence Coach’ book. For more information, please Lisa’s speaker site at www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk or for Coaching information, please see  www.amazingcoaching.co.uk .

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