Assume one thing

Assumptions can be dangerous. 

In fact, we’re often told: “don’t assume anything”.

I’ve asserted before that having a posture based on curiosity is far more productive than a posture based on assumptions.

And I also wonder what it looks like if we first assume one thing:

Positive intent.

That is to say: What changes if we assume every single person is operating from a place of positive intent? That they’re trying to do the best they can, in the situation they’re in. 

Does it change the way we approach them? The story we tell ourselves about them? The way we seek to move forward together?

The balloon doesn’t have a lot to do with assumptions, but it’s a cool pic nonetheless