Yesterday we had one of those conversations.
The kind of conversation that matters.
The kind of conversation that means something.
We talked about marriage and when you just take the leap.
We talked about kids and parenting.
We talked about struggling when you are young, in the middle, and when you are older.
We talked about roles in life.
We talked about jobs and insurance.
We talked about finances and trying to create and stick to a direction.
We talked about good advice we get from others.
We talked about bad advice we get from others.
We talked about making plans.
We talked about trying to make everything perfect.
We talked about waiting to act.
We talked about how in life there isn’t some clearly defined road map. And depending on your circumstances or life story it is easy to feel completely lost without a good example of how to move forward.
We don’t have all the answers.
We are not always sure which way to go.
We are not given a map in life.
We have to guess.
We decided that the best advice is guess with positive intent.
We decided to define a “guess with positive intent” as evaluating options, and taking your best shot at the time, but with the intention of doing something good, positive, and meaningful. This doesn’t mean that we will always get it right, but this option moves us forward without having to be perfect, but our desire is to do something well and meaningful. If it was not the “perfect” choice, you make the next guess with positive intent, and keep trying.
How do you become a good parent? No idea. Try stuff. Guess. But guess with positive intent.
How do you know when to get married? No idea. Guess. But guess with positive intent.
How do you know which career path to take? No idea. Guess. But guess with positive intent.
How do you make a relationship last? No idea. Guess. But guess with positive intent.
How do you decide when to switch careers, or try something new? No idea. Guess. But guess with positive intent.
How do you [insert your question or dilemma here].
Our advice. Guess. But guess with positive intent.