Let’s talk about assumptions. I like to call today’s tip, “check yourself, before you wreck yourself” because too often our assumptions, or the things we take for granted as true in life without proof, may in fact be true or false.
We are responsible to keep our assumptions in check because this helps us be our best possible self and have optimum life experiences. Watch the video below for a funny allegory that demonstrates the need for checking our assumptions.
(Please forgive the quality of the video, and focus instead on the content because it’s worth it!)
As you may have noticed, the character from the story assumes something as truth, but later finds out their entire perceptions was off. Sometimes, it is easy to forget that our lived experiences (aka life) are also perceived by us, through our biases, filters, and assumptions. We aren’t living in a vacuum and what we assume is true, may not indeed be truth.
Checking our own assumptions can be infinitely freeing. Staying open to possible realities, rather than sticking with your assumptions, help you participate in life’s moments and be fully present. This is especially true if you are in the habit of thinking about worst-case-scenarios. If that is the case, this is a great first step toward a happier life experience.