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50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

We can make wrong assumptions about almost anything in life. Sometimes we make mistakes from them, sometimes they misguide us and sometimes we can even use them as an excuse. They can be misleading or sometimes even irrational. There are assumptions about anything from work ethics, mathematics and even relationships and happiness. Here are fifty of the most common misassumptions. Perhaps you have heard these or even said some yourself.

  1. Just ignore it the problem will go away.
  2. he person next to me is better off!
  3. I have enough time for exam, I will start studying tomorrow.
  4. I am being perfectly logical and fair and everyone that disagrees with me is just plain stupid.
  5. They have the right to be loved.
  6. Quick to attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.
  7. My moral system is the social norm, if you don’t agree with me, something is wrong with you.
  8. Rational persuasions are persuasive.
  9. Being in a relationship gives you the right of ownership of your partner.
  10. Things will work out.
  11. They have sufficient informational for a rational decision.
  12. What is important to them is as important to others.
  13. The grass is greener on the other side.
  14. I can get a partner as long as I’m smart and attractive and friendly.
  15. It will not happen to me. One day, they will be wrong.
  16. There are no lessons to be learned from history.
  17. We all believe to be a bit smarter than somebody else, specially when our ego is involved.
  18. We are free and we can be completely free, in thinking, behavior and actions…
  19. The reward comes later.
  20. I am not appreciated because no one has told me recently.
  21. The harder you chase, the closer you get.
  22. You can balance things by taking revenge.
  23. Having more money can make them happy forever.
  24. Having fun costs money.
  25. I am important and I am right.
  26. Everything happens for a reason.
  27. Finding your true self is an on-going and endless process.
  28. Any assumption made is wrong.
  29. Love is respite to every other problem in life.
  30. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
  31. Society watches you closely on whatever you do.
  32. Good times will eventually come.
  33. If I do this, people will think I am wrong.
  34. All eyes are on you.
  35. We can own something out there.
  36. We all are here to conquer something.
  37. Everyone is having an affair or cheating on their partner.
  38. We are making it up as we go along, some better than others.
  39. People are always completely to blame for their own actions regardless of the situation.
  40. You can fake it to make it, when there is someone else who will readily do it with more talent.
  41. My girlfriend splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I didn’t marry her and end up in a divorce.
  42. My wife splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing we don’t have children yet. Could have been far more stickier.
  43. My wife who I have children with splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I’m not too old to remain single for the rest of my life.
  44. Everyone else is paying close attention to everything you do and judging you for it.
  45. They have been perfectly clear, so the onus of understanding is on the listener.
  46. Someone else will take responsibility.
  47. People often attribute the behavior of others to personality, while justifying their own behavior.
  48. We know what we’re talking about.
  49. Data is normally distributed.
  50. Functions are continuous.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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