Assumptions and cognitive short-cuts are the way of the world today because there is too much information to handle for anyone.

Brains are growing faster than ever, but information is developing at a much greater rate.

The trick to dealing with information overload is to create a shortcut to understanding external stimulation which usually leads to the wrong answer.

This technique is useful for us when dealing with smaller issues such as when watching TV and buying food, but to be accurate when decision making is important.

Assumptions are self-serving and can damage the understanding of the true processes of the world.

Transparency is a discipline that everyone should honor to help others make correct decisions quickly without coming to false conclusions.

Have you ever been judged by a stranger and feel totally offended because they were completely wrong? 

False conclusions damage communication and transfer negativity across the community by way of complete misunderstanding.

Being completely transparent is one way to reduce false assumptions because this technique enables people to present their true self and share their true identity with the world.

This removes the barriers of protection that others hold because they do not trust. Transparency builds trust and is important for clear communication and relationship building. 

People believe they can understand a person by the way they look, the clothes they wear, the behaviors they use, and the way they speak.

These signals are absolute ways to understand someone and it takes a trained psychologist to get the interpretation correct, but there are many variables that are left out of the equation:

Family background, education, interests, life experiences, preferences, motivation, socio-economic status, learning style, strengths, and weaknesses.

These are only a few of the answered questions when formulating decisions based on assumptions.

Transparency removes the blinders so others can get to know you and freeing yourself from living the world in the dark is gratifying.

The freedom to express who you are freely builds confidence and knowing that you are accepted regardless of your weaknesses is eye-opening.

Transparency helps others become transparent with you and relaxes others because you are sharing your truth.

The truth is a scary concept for a lot of people, but living a lie that you believe, is a nightmare.


Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company |  | (855) My-Pro-Coach | Free 15 Minute Laser Coaching Session


Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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