Why We Shouldn’t Make Assumptions

The Third Agreement, Don’t Make Assumptions, compels us to be clear not only in our desires for what we want out of life, but also our communication of those desires to others. In all relationships, clarity of desire is imperative. Far too often, we assume that others know what we want. In actuality, far too often, we assume that we know what we want. Taking that few extra moments to communicate what we need can help us to maneuver around a lot of the pitfalls we often get stuck in.

As the don Miguel and Jose point out in their books, there is in fact a difference between the reality we experience and our perception of it. Do not assume that others are perceiving reality the same way that you are. Given enough time, even our own perceptions of reality can change. When communicating with other in both business and relationships, it is important to find common ground and gain clear understanding on our perception of each situation and the direction we take from there. Assuming that we are on the same page often makes for a very difficult read.

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