Ripples #732: Responding.
For our tribe of 30,501 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Jun 3, 2013
Are you reacting rashly,
or responding rationally?
-The Ripples Guy
Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
-Viktor Frankl, shared by Lisa in Vernon Hills, IL
How often has someone said or done something that whipped you into a frenzy of frustration or produced a lighting rod of anger before you’ve had a chance to take a breath and really assess the situation? Do you ever regret the drama of the overheated moment and wish you had waited a few moments (or months) to respond in a more compassionate, measured way?
Here is yet another chance to remember that our FIRST REACTION is not always our BEST RESPONSE. I hope you can take a time out when necessary this week, and don’t be afraid to reach out and apologize to someone who received your BRASH self instead of your BEST self.
The Ripples Guy