Assume you don’t know everything…

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

Alan Alda

What are those things that you “know” to be true and have complete knowledge of? It should be a pretty short list if you are being honest with yourself.

So if you don’t have complete knowledge of something it is a little easier to disassociate ego from a situation and your need to be right. Remove that filter and assumptions can vanish, and the light can come streaming in…

I just assumed…

“You must stick to your convictions, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”

Denis Waitley

One of the challenges to guard against is to make sure that your assumptions don’t become your personal convictions. If you are determined to believe something you will find the information or data you need to support that assumption, then it becomes a conviction, and that is where the mistakes are made…

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