For some time now, every time I've woke there was a single thought which drives my day and interaction with other. That we all wake up in the morning wanting nothing more than to just have a good day. I know I do, so it must be that others do too.
No one gets to work with the idea of doing bad work or have a goal of a bad day. No one wakes with the thought of having a negative impact on the world today. Yet this is what I and most people (right??) in my day think when we interact with subordinates, friends and family each day. That people do bad things out of spite. Don't have to remind you the Grinch didn't succeed in the end of the movie.
But take my past few weeks as an example. I've notice some strange changes in my life now since I've assumed people have positive intent. People smile more. I even smile more. It is fun for me to interact and engage with others because the possibility of what might perhaps happen is fascinating me to no end at the moment. I notice the colour in others soul instead of black and white. It is something which seems to feed on itself as the time goes by. Not sure if these little things have always been there but I haven't been in the right mindset to notice them, or if they are actually happening now because I changed my point of view.
As a society we have this unfortunate believe in life that nice people end last in life. That only people who are willing to step over others get promotions and only assholes gets the girl in the end.
The hope of great things materializing is what makes me get up in the morning now. What else could but the idea or feeling that this, only this day, will be a special one. The hope that the client will call, the girl will text back. And then they actually do. Bad intent simply would not attract good things to happen. You have to believe that good nature is baked into our DNA. But it is something you need to push out into the world for it to find you.