Never Assume!

Thoughts about assumptions…

Lesson I learned today..never assume…

You should never assume, because when you assume, you make an ass of “u” and “me.”

No doubt I hibernated long enough that I need to wake up and start flapping my wings. An incident today awakened me when I was confronted by one of my neighbors who I thought was my good friend. Before hand she told me that I can dump some of my garbage in hers during those occasions I ran out of space, and today I did, without asking permission I dumped a bag full of trash in her bin. I felt really bad when she confronted me why I didn’t first call her. I tried to explain and her logic was every time is different. I apologize and told her that if it’s a problem I will retrieve that one bag of trash. And she told me its not an issue and we parted ways. Well that ends giving her favors and thought me a lesson not to overextend my charity.

And these thoughts…

We all make them. We must make assumptions, on many different levels, just to get through the day. Yet assumptions can be very limiting, when we forget that we’re making them.

Making assumptions can hinder communication, such as when you assume someone understands what you’re talking about, and they don’t. Assumptions can limit creativity, when you dismiss ideas with a hasty “that’ll never work.”

Here’s an assumption that will neutralize assumptions — assume the preposterous. For example, assume that it would be bad to get more new business, and then look at the reasons why. What you learn might improve your profits.

Remember that behind every judgment you make, there are assumptions. What are yours? The same old assumptions, often lead to the same old results. To break new ground, break free of your old assumptions. Challenge them, flip them around, turn them upside down, and you’ll see many new, exciting possibilities.

Published by thetimessite

I’m the founder of Enjoy Weekend Guide. Running multiple businesses has its challenges, yet I love it. I’m also the CEO/Founder of Mountain Creek Coffee, family- owned business. So just a little about me and my endeavors that keep me busy.

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