Positive Intent: Assume Nothing

For those of you who’ve had the unfortunate experience of being burned in life or business, I get it. It’s tough to put yourself back out there without a bit of premeditated analysis based on data points from the past.

Yes, I can tend to think like a computer. Yes, it can create issues at time and that’s why I’m sharing this now.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it”

Eckhart Tolle

Everyone has their own lives going on and we all know how hectic life can be. Sure, there are wolves in business and life, a lot of them. However, there are equally as many or more people who genuinely want to work together.

Those who want to help build something great and be on a team. Those looking to help each other become the best version of themself.

Bad Apples in A Bunch

There’s the old adage that one bad apple spoils a bunch, and thats true. Yet life isn’t as simple as a bag of fruit. There are a lot more aspects to consider other than just oxidation.

If you find yourself quick to assume the worst, acknowledge it. This is what some consider a self defense mechanism and in some environments is necessary for survival.

“Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt

However, this isn’t for most environments. It will really limit your growth and development if you allow this to become the norm. Allow yourself to see when it’s happening and to take a step back.

There’s a way of thinking that’s been referenced by the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Mahatma Gandhi. Depending what source you reference it goes something like “Your thoughts become your beliefs and your beliefs become your actions”.

Food for thought. Identify when these thoughts on negativity creep in and address them. Ask yourself why you’re thinking this way and think of just one reason why it may not be as bad as you think.

Allow yourself this train of thought. It can save you from taking action on unrealistic thoughts. These thoughts are likely based purely on old experiences that aren’t relevant.

Hope this reaches some of you and helps. It’s much more difficult to rebuild a bridge after burning it to the ground than it is to just put up a yield sign. Own your thoughts, own your actions!

If you have questions or ideas you’d like to have me dig into, please feel free to connect and I’ll see how I can help! Until next time, keep living that Tasty Dangerous lifestyle!

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