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10-7-13 LuggageScaleWhen traveling home from a speaking engagement yesterday, I didn’t bother using my luggage scale. Linda and I like having it because of all the Celebrate Kids products we travel with. Each of our suitcases can weigh only 50 pounds and airline personnel are often very particular when we check in for our flights.

Yesterday, I was confident my two bags were both under 50 pounds. I’ve traveled often enough that I can estimate usually within about 5-7 pounds. I got to thinking…

When is it okay to estimate and when is it best to be exact? For example, with regard to our relationships, are there times when it is appropriate to estimate someone’s value, need, perspective, or fear? Or would it be better to know exactly another person’s relational value, needs, perspectives, or fears?

Are there times estimating is best?