Give ’Em the Benefit of the Doubt
We are often too quick to judge the actions and motivations of others. When things don’t go specifically as they should, we too often look to place blame. We tend to jump to conclusions.
Instead of looking first to place blame, look to give others the benefit of the doubt. Hold off on thinking someone is the problem until you have established evidence. You want others to do this for you (see the Golden Rule), so do it for others.
Think back on your own experiences. Have you done this to others in the past? Have others done this to you? How did you feel? How did they react?
This is especially important when evaluating motivations. Don’t make assumptions.
Giving others the benefit of the ...