50daysofshades d09-i01 Challenging your own outlook

#50DaysOfShades – Day 9 of 50 – Challenging your own outlook

Interesting one for me today. The photo has me wrapped up warm with my jacket on because it was ‘cold’

Well it wasn’t really cold, but I expected it, I felt it, I believed it, I convinced myself it was (going to be) cold. I’d collected my (faulty/partial) evidence and that was it. Cold it was going to be.

Basically it was a bit gloomy outside, it was also a bit blustery so the movement of air though the house had dropped the temperature a little.

So wrapped up and headed out to get my daily photo.

As soon as I shut the door there was an “ah, it’s nowhere near as cold as I thought it would be”

I hadn’t checked the outside thermometers (I’d moved them a couple of days ago an not put them back) so had no reality check on what it was ACTUALLY like outside.

I had jumped to the conclusion based on limited information.

As you can see from the 2nd picture (that I set back up once I got home) it was actually peaking at 30°C outside in the sun, it just happened the wind was coming from the shady side of the house.

This is just a simple example (with no real consequences) of how only looking at one outcome and finding the evidence to support that outcome can lead errors of judgement.

Just check with yourself, Where do you look for evidence that supports you existing point of view? Are you avoiding looking for anything that will counter that view, or simply dismissing it if it is there?

Whenever you do something (that has real consequences) make sure you add a reality check that challenges your existing outlook.

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50daysofshades d09-i01 Challenging your own outlook
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