Your perception holds the key which can open the door to your happiness, chaos, or any other emotion whether positive or negative.
Last week, I was so excited by a brilliant idea at work. Automatically, I assumed that everyone in my team would be as eager as I was to start that project. I was wrong to believe that my positivity was infectious enough to get everyone on board. All that excitement and joy faded when I saw my teammates’ reaction. It was painful to see that my dream has died even before coming to life.
So I started to question myself? Was my approach wrong? Could I do it alone? Why did it fail? Once I asked the last question, my perspectives shifted, as I always see failure as an opportunity for me to grow. I realized that my assumption had blurred the reality. Assuming that everyone was ready was wrong.
In my personal life, I have seen friends and family members getting tormented and assuming the wrong thing and getting upset, resulting in erratic behavior. A simple question or honest communication could avoid many misunderstandings.
We are living in a challenging world; we should not put more distress in our lives by only seeing the negative or assuming the wrong in others. Let’s shift our perception to only assume positive intent.
Next time, don’t assume, just ask and you will be surprised to see things are different than the way you thought. Train your eyes to see the beauty in everything and you will live a peaceful life