Observation is NOT:
- making assumptions
- asking questions
- imagining something else is going on
- making a systematic or scientific observation
What do you actually see? What did you actually hear? Observations aren’t judgments or labelling.
For example: You walk into a room and see a shelf with a lot of “stuff” on it. That’s an observation.
You walk into a room and see a cluttered shelf. That’s NOT an observation.