We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviours grow out of these assumptions.

~ Stephen R. Covey



A storekeeper heard one of his salesman say to a customer,

"No,ma'am,we haven't had any for some weeks now and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.”

Horrified at what he was hearing he rushed over to the customer as she was walking out and said,

“That isn’t true,ma’am.Of course we’ll have some soon.In fact,we placed an order for it a couple of weeks ago.”

Then he drew the salesman aside and growled,

"Never,never,never,never say we don’t have something.If we don’t have it,say we’ve ordered it and it’s on its way.Now what was it she wanted?”

“Rain,” said the salesman.

~Anthony de Mello


“You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.”    
Denis Waitley


P.S: What if, we are as quick about jumping at opportunities instead of jumping to conclusions as most of us tend to do???????
What if, we could choose to set aside our assumptions/ presumptions/
What if, we could get out of our own way????????
What if, we could be more willing to listen to ALL of what the other person is saying….before we respond ?????
A lot of food for thought today……..if necessary……if not…an interesting story….about how to be and how not to be Smile