Glass, Half Full or Half Empty


The reality exists and we all perceive the reality. What is true reality? Nobody can give the exact answer. Each person has his own reality. And, therefore, each person has his own expression. The reality is one but the perceptions could be many. The reality is one but the expressions could be many. Every perceiver perceives reality in his own way. Every observer observes reality is his own way. Every perception is relative to the perceiver. Every observation is relative to the observer. The perceiver and the perception are not two different things. The observer and the observed are not two different things. 

Is the glass half full or half empty? This is a common phrase that we use to know an individual’s worldview. This is a common phrase that we use to know an individual’s point of view. In the above situation, every individual’s worldview could be different. One may argue and say that the glass is half full and this expression indicates optimism. And another may argue and say that the glass is half empty and this indicates pessimism. To me, the above situation can give rise to at least seven (7) possible perceptions. The above reality can be expressed in seven different ways. And each expression is actually indicating the same reality. The seven expressions look different but they all indicate the same reality. Therefore, a situation can be seen in many different ways depending on an individual’s point of view. In the present situation where the glass is half empty and half full, an individual may come out with any of the following seven expressions or all the seven expressions: 
  • The glass is half full. 
  • The glass is half empty. 
  • The glass is half full and half empty. 
  • The glass is not full. 
  • The glass is not empty. 
  • The glass is neither full nor empty. 
  • The glass can be either full or empty. 

The situation is one but the expressions are many. The reality is one but the perceptions are many. The truth is one but the opinions are many. And all the above perceptions converge towards the same reality.

The first six expressions indicate the state of the situation. And the last expression indicate a new possibility of the situation. That is, the glass can be either full or empty. This is a new possibility depending on an individual’s need. If I am full then there is no possibility of a growth. If I am full then I have come across a dead-end. On the other hand, If I am empty, then there is an immense possibility of a growth.

I am a Finance and Commercial professional having more than 25 years of Corporate Experience. I have last worked with Reliance Retail Limited, 100% subsidiary of its flagship, a Fortune 500 company, as Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Commercial. I have worked with Subhiksha (Retail Chain) as Vice President and Head of Finance and Commercial of a SBU. And also worked with LG (Korean MNC) as AGM and Head of Logistics and Commercial for their Pune Plant. I have expertise in Finance, Taxation, Commercial and Supply Chain Operations. I am having vast experience in managing complex business situations and its people. I have proven skills in taking businesses and its people to their next level and putting them on an auto-growth path. I possess expertise and professional skills in helping organizations and its people to transform their existing businesses for an organic business growth, unique leadership and new values. I am actively interested in sharing a new and unique leadership with a difference. I am a guest and visiting faculty to various B-Schools. I am passionately interested in education, training, and research. I am helping various organizations on issues relating to corporate performance, productivity and motivation. I help in infusing enthusiasm and zeal in individuals to unlock their latent potential. I help individuals in creating a new attitude, a new gestalt, a new thinking and enabling them to take a quantum leap to their peak performance.

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