habits you should set aside right away to free yourself from the many problems each one will be causing you.
Stop jumping to conclusions.
There are two common ways this habit increases people's difficulties.
First, they assume that they know what is going to happen, so they stop paying attention and act on their assumption instead. Human beings are lousy fortune-tellers.
Most of what they assume is wrong. That makes the action wrong too.
The second aspect of this habit is playing the mind-reader and assuming you know why people do what they do or what they're thinking. Wrong again, big time. More relationships are destroyed by this particular kind of stupidity than by any other.
assumption n.假定，假设； 承担； 想当然； 采取
We are working on the assumption that it was a gas explosion.
Implicit in his speech was the assumption that they were guilty.
Traditional economic analysis is premised on the assumption that more is better.