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How Full Is Your Bucket?

There’s a wonderful little book on happiness
called “How full is your bucket?” 

Here’s what the book has to say: 

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly
emptied or filled, depending on what others say or
do to us. 

When our bucket is full, we feel great. 

When it’s empty, we feel awful. 

Each of us also has an invisible dipper. 

When we use that dipper to fill other people’s buckets
by saying or doing things to increase their positive
emotions – we also fill our own bucket. 

But when we use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets
by saying or doing things that decrease their positive
emotions – we diminish ourselves. 

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a
positive outlook and renewed energy.  

Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our
energy, and undermines our will.  

That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket,
it hurts us. 

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can
fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them.  

It’s an important choice — one that profoundly influences
our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness. 


Get a copy of this book“How full is your bucket?” 

and read what it has to say. It is very good! 

At Resilient Minds we help our clients to develop a mindset of
long-lasting resilience so they can perform at high levels on the
really important things in both their work and personal lives. 

Have a great week. 

Jamie Ford

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens,  
but often we look so long at the closed door that we  
do not see the one that has been opened for us.”  
––Helen Keller
Thought Leaders in Resilience, Productivity, and Wellbeing
Jamie +64 21 772 079

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