Dads and Virtual Learning: Half-Empty or Half-Full?
Half-empty or half-full? How many of us have heard this question? I am sure all of us have at some point.
It is used over and over in motivational talks and books on motivation. In fact, a book I have has it listed as a chapter title. And, the chapter goes on to talk about how it really is all about how we look at the glass as to whether it is half-empty or half-full. The insinuation is that if we look at the glass as half-full then we have a positive outlook which means if we look at it as half-empty then our outlook is not so positive. The idea, of course, is to cause us to look at the glass as half-full.
So, K¹² family, is your glass half-empty or half-full? Do you see the glass as providing you opportunities to fill it up? Or, do you see it as half-empty and something is being taken away?
Half-empty or half-full? That is the question. But, what is the real answer?
To me the real answer to that question is simply – “Yes.”
Is the glass half-empty or half-full? “Yes, it is just half.”
In my opinion, the focus should really be on the fact that the glass is a limiting factor. You see, the glass is a boundary that is applied to this question and it limits the possibilities.
What if we removed the glass altogether?
Think of the possibilities for the water to flow freely without the glass restricting its boundaries. Think of the possibilities for each of us and for all of us if we remove the “glasses” that are restricting us – artificial boundaries we place on ourselves such as “I am not creative.” “I wish I could do things like that.” "I could never do . . ." to name a few. Imagine the potential we could reach in our educational journey if we remove the glass that is confining us to either half-empty or half-full.
Let’s commit to taking away these “glasses” we have in place and allow our creativity to flow freely. Imagine the possibilities . . .
Enjoy the journey,