Law Practice Tip #14: Don’t make assumptions! Make inquiries

Coaching For Lawyers Law Practice Tip #14

“When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.”   Oscar Wilde

It’s human nature to make assumptions. However, assumptions that have not been vetted or investigated can get you into trouble if it turns out you were wrong. Thinking something is true does not make it true. Ask questions for more information before you go ahead assuming what you believe about this matter to be correct. Don’t jump to conclusions.

Where do you make assumptions that get in your way? Stop and notice how in your practice your willingness to examine or let go of your assumptions would assist you in your practice. Ask questions, follow up, find out what is really true and proceed on the facts.

Letting go of wrong assumptions will help you reduce misunderstandings and waste less time and energy. 

If you would like coaching on noticing the impact of your assumptions, please consider contacting me to see how I can assist you.  Check out my website  http://www.coaching-for-lawyers.com/legalcoach.

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