Would You Bet Your Life On This?
This Week's Simple Tip: Have you ever noticed how quickly we are to jump to conclusions rather than to just observe and/or even ask questions for clarification? I've become very sensitized to this lately having personally witnessed a couple of incidents within a week's time. The first situation involved an assumption that a person must be "doing pretty well for herself" given the look of her house only to find out she rents a room there. The second situation involved multiple rumors I overheard that were completely false about someone I know personally. Why not be curious and ask for facts rather than to judge on perception? By not doing so, we run the risk of being totally off base by what we think is real versus what really is real. This short clip of a Dad and his young daughter is a great example of how quickly assumptions can lead to poor judgement ...
This Week's Focus:
This week, give situations and people the benefit of the doubt. We have no idea of a whole story without asking clarifying questions. If you don't feel comfortable asking, you are not in a position to judge the person or situation.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!