I’ve noticed that the older I get, the more readily I attribute “stories” to others’ behavior.
Whether someone is driving aggressively or having a disagreement in a busy restaurant, my stories try to make sense of what I’m seeing. My stories explain the cause and effect based on my observations and assumptions. The problem is that my stories are founded on maybe 5% reality and 95% pure invention!
If my stories are mostly invented, they are not beneficial. They’re not based on facts – they’re based on my assumptions.
I might think that my stories don’t cause anyone any harm. They’re usually happening entirely in my brain. I might sometimes share my explanation to others, but mostly it’s entirely internal.
The reality is that my stories might well cause harm. You see, I trust my stories. I make decisions based on my stories.
The problem is that my flawed logic leads me to – and act upon – inaccurate conclusions. I’m not consistently basing my plans, decisions, and actions on proven facts.
In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share how to make certain that you’re basing your plans, decisions, and actions – at home or at work or in your community – on proven facts and truth.
If facts and truth are difficult to attain, I must toss that story, that assumption, that belief.
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