Day 4 of my 30 day Brainsparker Creativity Kickstart. Challenge Assumptions.
You know what they say when you assume – you make an ASS of U and ME. Lets not do that OK?
But if I’m honest, whether I do it consciously or unconsciously, I DO do it. Before I even try to do something out of the ordinary, I assume I won’t have enough time/money/energy/buy-in/space. Its not that I’m a pessimist, or negative. No, quite the contrary. But we are creatures of habit, and doing something new or doing an old thing differently takes effort.
Using the prompts from Brainsparker, over the next 30 days I’m going to ask my self the following when I start to think for some reason I can’t:
- Where am I saying words like, “never,” “no way,” “can’t,” “not possible?”
- When am I saying, “Well that’s just how things are,” “That’s how it’s done?”
- When am I saying, “I’ll never,” “I can’t,” “I won’t,” “He/she will never,” “He/she can’t,” “He/she just won’t?”
Whenever I see an assumption, I’m going to challenge it, before it challenges me!