At times we are so invested in our ideas that when we hear a rumor or get an unconfirmed report we want take the new intelligence as fact. In these moments we must fight that urge and question our confirmation bias.
The times when I have miscalculated the error could have been avoided if I had not wanted the story to be true and therefore I allowed the story to be true.
As you move up in your career questioning your confirmation bias will become more important. My thought of the Week is practice this skill in your daily life.