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Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
-- Andre Gide
 

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Choose the best assumptions

You can’t think through every little decision every time. So you make assumptions.

Those assumptions often serve you well, and you’d be overwhelmed without them. However, many of those assumptions could also be holding you back.

Some of your assumptions may have never been accurate in the first place. Others may have ceased to be true a long time ago, so it pays to regularly examine and question them.

There are things you assume to be impossible, for you, or for anyone. But are they really impossible, or is your assumption just serving as a convenient excuse?

There are things you assume you need, to get your work done, to be happy. But do you really need them, or are you sticking with them just because they’re comfortable and familiar?

You can’t completely eliminate assumptions, yet you can make sure they don’t hold you back. Take a look at your assumptions, and choose only the ones that best reflect and enhance the life you wish to live.

— Ralph Marston

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