We all have assumptions which influence our perceptions and ultimately our actions … this is valuable stuff.
Please watch this short two-minute Ted Talk above and then read on…
“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
Your Modus Operandi
Did you know that you have a blueprint on the way you think? And like most people, you are generally locked into this modus operandi. This blueprint is called your assumptions. But don’t feel too bad about this. Everyone operates on an internal list of assumptions.
Otherwise we could not thrive in our complex and confusing world. We would have no bearings and would continually get lost.
Our brains use psychological frameworks largely based on assumptions about value and likelihood so that we avoid cognitive chaos. However, if we see our assumptions as a “best fit” which if we pay no attention…
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