Testing your assumptions: Core Element of Change
a. Criteria to select an assumption: 1) Powerful—has a strong hold; 2) Testable—you can measure change.
b. Example: I think I know more about what’s best for my adult children; thus, I should give them my observations, opinions about everything.
c. Test: I won’t offer my opinion, rather offer coaching and see what’s better for my adult kids. I’ll take the opposite position from my default and see what happens—how I feel and my effect on others.
d. S-M-A-R-T Tests: Safe & Modest—small risk; A: Actionable—easy and fast to carry out; R-T—you’re research focused and testing a big assumption.