I think I’m the kind of person that see’s the glass as half full. I’d like to think that I am an optimistic person by nature.
My parents taught me from a young age that in every situation there are always multiple ways to look at things, even bad situations. You can dwell on them or you can learn from them.
It has not always been like that for me though. One thing that has been a constant point of frustration in my life since high school is the I get bored easily with a job. I loose interest. I get disheartened and feel like I am never performing up to my abilities.
Lately though that seems to be changing. Instead of looking at it in the “glass half empty” way and always feeling like I am coming up short, I have been able to turn it around and feel like I am pushing to see my limits and that the glass is “half full”. I am able to use stuff constructively and set out a goal plan for myself. Which makes me feel more optimistic.
I recently applied for two positions internal positions within our project, one a month or so before the other. I did fairly well on the first one but did not get the position.
I then applied later for the second one and when I was given feedback from the second interview I was told that even though I did really well in 2 parts of the process I didn’t do so well in the third.
I could very well get frustrated and quit trying but I feel like I am getting somewhere. I am doing my best to be optimistic about it and really take the feedback and work on it.
You can look at it either way but for me I prefer to call my glass half full.