What don’t you know? What question do you need to ask?
It is so easy, when we don’t know something, to fill in our knowledge gap with assumptions.
We don’t want to look foolish; we want to be perceived as being on top of our game. We want to impress others.
But what are the consequences of proceeding without full knowledge; what will happen if we rely on assumptions instead of facts?
What usually happens for me is that I end up apologising for something. Nearly every time I rely on assumptions and not facts I get it wrong - in part or in full.
Then I say “I’m sorry... I’m so sorry. I thought...” Then I engage in some negative self talk! Gah! Oops, I did it again.
Make life easy for yourself. Ask the question. Get clarity. Make good decisions the first time.