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Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” This is a famous quote from Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, better known as Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), who was a British politician and a statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

This sentence means that the optimist accepts the problem in a positive way but the pessimist accepts it in a negative way. The difference between the two determines who gains and who loses.

There are those who say “This is too absurd to be repeated. I have too many tasks. And I don’t have time to make it.” But there are others who say, “Oh, there are too many tasks. But I can take the challenge and comply fully.” Perhaps, the former would not be able to complete the tasks. On the other hand, the latter might be able to complete the tasks. However, this is not always true. Once in a while the result is not same as previously stated. It all depends on one’s attitude towards the situation

I know that most students are now facing the difficulties of the exam period. This is one example to illustrate my point. Exams are always difficult, and everybody feels the same way about it. Thinking about your lack of preparation for the exam is not helpful. Stressing about it will compromise the results. However, changing your attitude about the exam may lead to better results. Thinking positively about the exam and having confidence that you can do it will definitely be of help.

Your positive attitude can change the circumstances surrounding your difficult situation. Believe in your capability, and try not to see the difficulty in every opportunity. Remember, there is an opportunity in any difficult circumstance. Look for the opportunity.

by Ryu Seung-bong, Editor-in-Chief

Ryu Seung-bong  nawow100@changwon.ac.kr

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