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One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
-- Georg C. Lichtenberg
 

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Aware of your assumptions

If you assume you can’t get the work done, you won’t get the work done. What if you could assume differently?

When you catch yourself saying to yourself that the task is too complicated, or the goal is out of reach, stop. Realize what you’re saying is just your own assumption, and your own assumption is something you can quickly change.

It’s easy to assume you can’t. It’s much better to figure out how you can, and then to make it happen.

Negative assumptions are made worse by the fact that they don’t go away on their own. Once you assume you can’t do something, you’ll always operate under that assumption unless you make the intentional effort to rid yourself of it.

What are the things you’ve assumed you cannot do? Perhaps it is time to prove those assumptions wrong.

Assumptions can forever hold you back, or they can light the way and push you forward. Be aware of your own assumptions, and keep only the ones that serve you best.

— Ralph Marston

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