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50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

50 Wrong Assumptions that You Always Make

We can make wrong assumptions about almost anything in life. Sometimes we make mistakes from them, sometimes they misguide us and sometimes we can even use them as an excuse. They can be misleading or sometimes even irrational. There are assumptions about anything from work ethics, mathematics and even relationships and happiness. Here are fifty of the most common misassumptions. Perhaps you have heard these or even said some yourself.

  1. Just ignore it the problem will go away.
  2. he person next to me is better off!
  3. I have enough time for exam, I will start studying tomorrow.
  4. I am being perfectly logical and fair and everyone that disagrees with me is just plain stupid.
  5. They have the right to be loved.
  6. Quick to attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.
  7. My moral system is the social norm, if you don’t agree with me, something is wrong with you.
  8. Rational persuasions are persuasive.
  9. Being in a relationship gives you the right of ownership of your partner.
  10. Things will work out.
  11. They have sufficient informational for a rational decision.
  12. What is important to them is as important to others.
  13. The grass is greener on the other side.
  14. I can get a partner as long as I’m smart and attractive and friendly.
  15. It will not happen to me. One day, they will be wrong.
  16. There are no lessons to be learned from history.
  17. We all believe to be a bit smarter than somebody else, specially when our ego is involved.
  18. We are free and we can be completely free, in thinking, behavior and actions…
  19. The reward comes later.
  20. I am not appreciated because no one has told me recently.
  21. The harder you chase, the closer you get.
  22. You can balance things by taking revenge.
  23. Having more money can make them happy forever.
  24. Having fun costs money.
  25. I am important and I am right.
  26. Everything happens for a reason.
  27. Finding your true self is an on-going and endless process.
  28. Any assumption made is wrong.
  29. Love is respite to every other problem in life.
  30. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.
  31. Society watches you closely on whatever you do.
  32. Good times will eventually come.
  33. If I do this, people will think I am wrong.
  34. All eyes are on you.
  35. We can own something out there.
  36. We all are here to conquer something.
  37. Everyone is having an affair or cheating on their partner.
  38. We are making it up as we go along, some better than others.
  39. People are always completely to blame for their own actions regardless of the situation.
  40. You can fake it to make it, when there is someone else who will readily do it with more talent.
  41. My girlfriend splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I didn’t marry her and end up in a divorce.
  42. My wife splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing we don’t have children yet. Could have been far more stickier.
  43. My wife who I have children with splits up with me. ‘Ah, good thing I’m not too old to remain single for the rest of my life.
  44. Everyone else is paying close attention to everything you do and judging you for it.
  45. They have been perfectly clear, so the onus of understanding is on the listener.
  46. Someone else will take responsibility.
  47. People often attribute the behavior of others to personality, while justifying their own behavior.
  48. We know what we’re talking about.
  49. Data is normally distributed.
  50. Functions are continuous.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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