At about 8am this morning I flicked on the radio – right as they were doing a 10 question competition.
Simply put, the caller was told to provide the correct answer to questions about Australia to win a small cash prize.
Of the ten questions, she amazingly said ‘Pass‘ to SEVEN of them! SEVEN!
I was answering them also. On those few I didn’t know, I took a guess. Can you guess why I guessed? (Oh, that is a leading question!)
When you pay nothing to be a contender and the reward is minuscule, guessing is not going to matter. If anything, your first guess is based on intuition. Sometimes the right answer is sitting in the back of your mind – and you don’t even know it – so take a guess!
- Every time my four year old boy guesses where he hid something, he is right. Now that might be a bad example – he usually knows exactly where he hid something. .
- Every time your co-worker, boss, or friend says “I guess we could do this…” or “I guess we could eat there….”
— Tell them to stop. Teach them say “I am going to…” or “I have gone through all the options and now I am going to…” or, better yet, “Let’s discuss this.”.
Never give up because you might be wrong, nor give half-hearted answers because you are unsure, and never say ‘Pass’ because you may not know – take a guess, but don’t admit it. It won’t kill you to be wrong occasionally. Unless you are tax-accountant.
Oh, I can already hear one of my twitter or my Facebook followers saying “In <this situation>, guessing would be very wrong!” Please leave a comment below or on social media explaining why. The lines are open to discussion.
Cheers, Have a good Wednesday!