I trust that tomorrow’s brain is going to turn up and have something meaningful to contribute.

“I trust that tomorrow’s brain is going to turn up and have something meaningful to contribute.”

Dan Cullum, Chiropractic Physician at NaturalHealthCenterok.com

Image from Unsplash by Etienne Girardet

How often do you find yourself stuck or stopped by a particularly thorny problem or issue?

Many times, when we persist and double down on our efforts the only thing that doubles is our frustration.

It’s at these times we keep using the same neural pathways over and over with nothing to show for the effort.

Taking periodic breaks and even sleeping on things almost always breaks this cycle and clears the mental cobwebs that have us trapped.


How often do you take breaks in your days to clear your mind?

On what issues would a clean slate of a new day and a new brain offer you something more meaningful to contribute?

Better to be Occasionally Cheated

“Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious.”

—B.C. Forbes, 20th Century Scottish-born American financial journalist

Meme stating "Assume Positive Intentions"

Have you ever been duped, cheated, taken advantage of, or just lied to about an important matter?

If you’re like many, it can be the cause of anger, frustration, and sometimes even embarrassment.

What is the cost of being too trusting?

What is the benefit of assuming positive intentions by those around us?

Unfortunately, many people become increasingly suspicious and take a “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” perspective, building an “I’m No Fool” wall around themselves.


Where and with whom would an Assume Positive Intention (API) perspective make the biggest difference in your personal or professional world?