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Assume Positive Intent

By April 16, 2018August 9th, 2023Culture


People’s words and actions come across the wrong way all of the time. This makes the way others perceive us much different than what we are trying to convey. It would be nice if we all had the spare time in our day to thoroughly explain ourselves, but there isn’t always a time and place to get together and clear the air every time conflict arises. This is why it is so important to assume positive intent in the first place, and keep yourself motivated with positive intentions as well! Don’t get caught up in the miscommunication. Instead of jumping to conclusions, trust that the person has a sincere purpose

Assuming positive intent is about eliminating the filter of our preconceived ideas. Reality check! We all have different ways of communicating. Some people are more enthusiastic, some people are timid, and others can be bossy. Calling people fake or dramatic or anything based on their tone isn’t a fair assessment of their intentions. No one is out to get you. Take someone’s words as face-value and believe that they are doing their best. However, if you know someone is not performing to the best of their ability, it really can’t be effectively assessed unless you approach them with an optimistic outcome. Encouraging each other and keeping faith in their ability to achieve go hand in hand

We are all human beings, working our tails off, with our own unique lifestyles, struggles, and stressors. When we’re at work, we put all of this aside because the goals are for us, not ourselves. Encouraging each other boosts our collective confidence! Keep this in mind the next time you find yourself in a tense situation or judging someone by a personal prejudice. Trust everyone’s motives are true and for the team. Practicing this behavior will bring clarity to miscommunications and help us collaborate toward our collective goals

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