You Should Never Assume the Worst

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If you find that you are the kind of person who will typically assume the worst, this post will help.

Whenever something happens that hurts your feelings or makes you upset, pause and acknowledge your assumptions. Ask yourself “why did this upset me?”.

It’s easy for malicious thoughts to enter your mind when there are unknowns. When this happens, remind yourself that you can’t assume the worst. Always give the benefit of the doubt. More than 90% of situations in which you get upset arise because of miscommunication or lack of information.

Assuming the worst will eat at you, frustrate you and diminish your outlook. It’s important to keep a positive attitude and just tell yourself that there’s a completely understandable reason for whatever happened.

You have to actively choose to go with the positive explanation. Once you do this, the situation will slip out of mind. Holding onto negative thoughts will only create a negative outlook which leads to negative outcomes.

You won’t always be right when choosing to go with the most positive explanation, but you will save yourself the frustration and negativity that comes with assuming the worst. Also, assuming the best helps foster a positive mindset. The more you do it, the more natural it will become. Never assume the worst!

"Never assume people's motives. It's the easiest way to find yourself upset over nothing, or misjudging people". - Lecrae


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read this! I hope this post inspires you to always give the benefit of the doubt! If you enjoyed this post, like and subscribe for more Real Thoughts!


  1. I like this post. Underrated but true. We have to stop letting thoughts, feelings, etc just linger in our head. It will manifest into hurt and pain that we will act on if not checked.

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