A is for Assumption
Digging a little deeper into inner thoughts, inner dreams, inner...well you get the idea
No, ladies and gentleman, I'm not perfect, difficult though that may be to believe. It is for this reason, most things I'm going to talk about, I am guilty of doing or not doing in one way or another.
And that brings me to today's topic↔Making Assumptions
And yet, over and over I make assumptions about many things; whether I voice them or not; whether I recognize I have an assumption or not.
It rarely matters whether I'm making assumptions about things going on in my world, about others, or about myself, I simply assume and this can stop me dead in my tracks before I really even get started.
Assumptions hold me back.
Getting to know new people, starting a business, losing weight, a strong marriage, being good at a job, parenting, self confidence; everything relies on what belief system is carried.
Do you assume others will take care of it?
Do you assume you won't be any good at 'that'?
Do you assume no one really likes what you're doing?
Do you assume no one cares?
Do you assume....
Maybe "it would be much better to think" (John Ayo)
Every assumption you have is based on what you've experienced in the past. The world has changed since you formed your assumptions, and perhaps it is time for some of those assumptions to change, too.
Assumptions save you the time and trouble of thinking through every decision and impression. Yet there are times when it would be much better to think than to assume. Many assumptions are so deeply ingrained that you don’t even realize you have them.
Stand back, put some effort into examining your assumptions, and you’ll likely find some opportunities for improvement you never even knew you had. If there’s something that frustrates you, there’s a good possibility that a change in your assumptions could ease that frustration. If you feel stuck, or ineffective, or unsure of what direction to go, it could be an outdated assumption that’s responsible.
Each time the sun rises, life presents you with a fresh, new day. Let it serve as a reminder of the value that can come from a fresh, new perspective. Some assumptions can serve you well, and yet there are, right now, many assumptions holding you back. Be willing to be honest with yourself, to discard the assumptions that no longer work, and to see life in a new, empowering way.
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