How others see it and why?

posted Jun 27, 2012, 12:02 PM by Abhishek Ojha   [ updated Jun 27, 2012, 12:02 PM ]
Let me share with you a real story today.
I was in 3rd year of my college... and by the time you reach third year you get a sense of questions, exams and  a little extra confidence.
So, It was end-sem exam of one of the electives and there was this accounting question, worth 10 marks... I wasn't sure of some entries.
I answered two sub-questions for two marks, which I was sure. Then I made 5 entries. I was again very sure that I was right.
Now, there were three other possible entries in that question, I wasn't sure about ! It was slightly tricky... generally those kind of entries are excluded, based on accounting principles...
...but then suddenly a thought came to my mind:

"If I make these entries it just simply makes much more sense... because that would be ideal for examiner... 8 entries and 8 marks !  How can possibly an examiner frame a question of 10 marks with two question of one marks each... and only 5 entries.. that adds up to 7 only !"

I decided to put those 3 entries as well...
Guess what? I was one of only three or four students in class who got it right !

Sometimes... all we need is to think a little about what must be going through others mind while making a decision and we can resolve many issues ! but most of the times we assume that we know everything - mostly based on our perception of what we read, see and listen  !

...and that causes conflicts and failures !