Have you ever noticed how often assumptions land you in difficult situations? Whether you are the “assumpt-or” or “assumpt-ee”, the result is often the same.
We live in assumptions every day. It is scientifically proven that our brains want to bypass work and take the easy way out. We tend to grab a few details of one’s surroundings, lining them up with something from the past and call it good enough. But good enough is never good enough.
One of the biggest assumptions we all seem to get caught up in is the assumption that what you hear or what you read is both the truth and the whole story. I find that more often than not, missing information is prevalent in every conversation, media report, an article in a magazine, etc.
I find that slowing down long enough to ask “Why?” a few times can make all the difference. It takes time, I know, but the results are often much better. With so much access at our fingertips through the internet, it is now easier than ever to answer that question and have more information.
The human tendency for assumptions often results in emotional reactions; which are also a default cheat of the brain. Our emotions will serve us well if we learn to use them for the information they provide and not as a propellant to act on our assumptions and thus making an a$$ out of u and me
What are the assumptions that are in your life today? What questions do you need to ask in order to
have quality information on these assumptions? If you were to remove the assumptions, what would change?