Having assumptions confines us from seeing another perspective. It allows us to become critical of others and self which leads us to a place of self-deception and self-betrayal. Assumptions make us feel safe. We use them to justify, explain, and to understand. With assumptions we look for solutions rather than resolutions.
Stay curious and listen to understand rather than respond. Curiosity leads to understanding, empathy and trust.
Exercise #40: Avoid making assumptions.