Thursday, June 4, 2009

Assumptions You CAN Make!

'Sure wish someone had shoved this in my face 20 years ago! ....especially the first. Ouch!

Making assumptions is usually unwise and can result in a bunch of "I wish I hadn’t done that!" problems. As the old saying goes: “When you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME.” Nevertheless, we all tend to make them.

So here are some “safe” ones … things that you can feel okay in assuming

The e-mails you send will be seen by more people than those they’re addressed to and intended for.

Things said “just between you and me” won’t always stay that way.

In all of your dealings with team members, what goes around WILL come around – back at you.

Your spouse and co-workers CANNOT read your mind. If you don’t tell them what you’re thinking, they’ll assume they know … and there’s a good chance they’ll be wrong.

Problems you choose to avoid will usually get worse.

“As long as you don’t hear from me, you’ll know you’re doing okay” is just not true.

Treat one person poorly, and ten people will hear about it.

Your ability to get another position will be directly related to how well you do on the job you have now.

Whenever you think “no one will know,” someone WILL.

Whenever you think “no one will care,” someone WILL.

Whenever you think “it will never be missed,” it WILL.

Whenever you think you’re as good as you need to be, YOU AREN’T!


- Excerpted from


  1. These are all thought provoking.

  2. Yikes, a few were aimed right at me! Good post.


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