The Pros and Cons of Believing the Best

A couple weeks ago I blogged on the pros and cons of assuming the worst. (Yes indeed there are a few upsides to always waiting for the other shoe to drop. You can read that post here.) Today, I want to focus on my preferred mindset – believing the best. Though there are people who have a naturally glass-half-full outlook on life, believing the best is not a mood or a perspective. It’s a decision. We choose to believe the best, even when we don’t feel like it. (more…)

Are you someone who believes the best or assumes the worst? Most of us naturally lean one way or another because of past experiences in our professional and personal lives. Some find it easy to trust and feel optimistic, while others go through life always waiting for the other shoe to drop. (more…)