By Wilbert R. Mutoko
15 February 2017
They say assumption is the mother of frustration.
Have you ever observed that some people are frustrated and sad because they assume that so and so hates them and is the cause of their calamities. But have they verified? Are they sure that indeed so and so is causing the said problems?
On the other hand, some people are relaxed in life because they assume that things are just fine. For instance, a parent assumes that their teen is well behaved and so may not be involved in some bad things. Without cross-checking, such a parent could be relaxed today, but will panic tomorrow if things go wrong with the teen.
Some people are doing nothing about their current small problems because they assume that things will sort themselves.
Others are not taking steps for success in their school, work, business, marriage, finances, health etc. because they assume that the future will take care of itself.
Have you ever assumed things are bad because of abc without verifying? Or, have you ever assumed that things are okay, without verifying? Have you ever assumed that the future will sort itself?
I like Abraham Lincoln who said:
“Trust, but verify”
Stop leaving your life to chance. Stop assuming things. Take necessary steps to solve problems before they get out of hand. Also work on building your future and avoid assumptions.
Be blessed my friend