Half Full or Half Empty


A friend of mine who coaches in professional baseball told me this story the other day. I wanted to share it with you because I thought it was priceless. He was frustrated with a player’s inability to make a decision no matter if it was quick decision on the field or a simple day-to-day life decisions. So he decided to use the old glass of water metaphor. So he put a glass of water on the table between he and the payer. They started discussing what the player needed to do and when they came around to decision-making he asked the player it the glass was half full or half empty. The player answered both! End of meeting.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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