A while ago Danielle LaPorte posted this question on Facebook. What are your foregone conclusions? It stopped me in my tracks. Wow! What a question.
It’s a question that’s been in and out of my thoughts ever since. I’ve asked this question to friends and my children. What are your foregone conclusions? What have you already decided is an inevitable result? What have you decided as fact ahead of proper consideration or evidence?
I’m suspecting that for most of us we look at this question with a negative mindset (or was that just me?). So here are some further questions that might you answer the original question… well I am a coach…question is what I do 😉
What are your foregone conclusions regarding yourself and your life?
Have you already decided that it’s not worth shaking stuff up and making some changes? Or have you got great plans because your foregone conclusions for yourself are that you’re going to be happy and successful and that you’re going to live a fulfilling life?
Are you going to be a victim to life or be your own hero and take FULL responsibility for your life?
And what about other people? What are your foregone conclusions regarding them and especially their behaviour? Have you already decided you know how they are going to behave or react? Are you making HUGE assumptions in doing so? Are you a mind reader?!
Have you already decided it’s not worth the hassle, it’s not worth fighting for?
What if your foregone conclusions were utterly positive, that things would work out brilliantly well either for you or in your relationships with other people?
Imagine we started with that mindset? What would you do differently? How would you behave differently?
How are your foregone conclusions serving you and your life? Are you a victim to them or are they opening you up to a more fulfilling and vital life?
What do you think?