Staying out of judgment

Brene Brown states a simple, but hard truth: Life is better when we assume people are doing the best they can. It keeps us out of judgment to focus on what is, instead of how people could or should be different.

Unhappy colleagues, upset family members, irritable clients, struggling parents and controlling bosses – try assuming they’re doing their best with what they know and what they have right now.

Who’s disappointing and frustrating you today? Maybe they’re doing the best they can. You’ll never know if they are, but it helps to believe it.