“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda
Assumptions trip each of us more often than we realize. They can impact what you take on, what you let bother you, how you interact with certain people. We all think of ourselves as making logical decisions based on fact, but the truth is that most of the time we make decisions based on assumptions and those assumptions are usually not logical. They’re emotional. They’re based on past experiences which may not always apply anymore. They can be based on habit – we’re just used to classifying things a certain way and we no longer realize what a habit it has become.
Shake yourself up a little – see what assumptions you make today and question whether they are truly valid. Perhaps you need to do a little window-washing?