“Change Your Questions” Tip – Question Assumptions

Marilee Adams

Jun 15, 2012

 The purpose of questioning assumptions is to avoid making mistakes and suffering unintended consequences. To practice questioning assumptions do the following:

Think of a situation in which you are stuck, frustrated or where you want a change. Use the following list of assumption-busting questions to help you take a disciplined approach to unearth any false or faulty assumptions that might be blocking your success.

  • What assumptions am I making about myself?
  • What assumptions am I making about others?
  • What am I assuming from the past that may not be true now?
  • What am I assuming about available resources?
  • What am I assuming about what’s impossible – or about what is possible?

Excerpt from page 113-126 and 174 from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work.

 

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Marilee Adams

Jun 15, 2012

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