#82: 10 Common Assumptions about Life that Don’t Work and 3 That Help


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What does it mean to “be the best version of yourself” in today’s world? The answers might surprise you, because they all start in the mindsets we embrace. Mindset for Life is a podcast from DrBCoach.Com where we explore thinking, attitudes, and habits that lead to how we behave and who we become. Yes, it matters in our work. In our relationships. And in our contributions. We’re working on taking things up a level a little more, one week at a time.


Mindset for Life is hosted by Bethanie Hansen, on the journey to live as a better version of herself more each day–just like you.

In today’s podcast, I’m sharing ten common assumptions about life that don’t work and three that help you. Assumptions are things we think or believe, but which we take for granted. We might have gained  these ideas early  in life or because of a single high-impact experience. Regardless of how we began thinking this way, these ten assumptions hurt our healthy mindset. Listen to the podcast for details….

While there are many assumptions that don’t really work for healthy thinking, here are three that do:

  1. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. It’s not personal. In other words, it’s not about you.
  3. Small and simple habits bring big results over time.

It can be difficult to change even one small habit, especially an automatic thought we’ve believed over time. But letting go of assumptions about life that don’t help us is a great way to change things in the future. And adopting a few new assumptions that open possibilities can serve us even better! If now is a great time for you to work with a coach to take stock of your mindset and try on some new habits, let me know!

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