Friday, January 7, 2011

Make No Assumptions

That guy looks strange, I bet he's a weirdo
She thinks she's all that, she thinks she's better than anyone else
The company is holding an employee meeting, they're going to try to manipulate us
The client wants another idea, they just don't appreciate our thinking

We make assumptions every day. Whether it's a person in the supermarket or the guy in the next cubicle or the frumpy customer or the next-door neighbor, we look at people, we observe and we jump to conclusions.

Most of our assumptions are a waste of time, effort and energy. They simply have no value. Maybe we should just take things at face value and not read something into nothing?

Assumptions get in the way of dealing with people and issues head-on. Why not go assumption-free for a day? Can I assume you will?

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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