How many challenges have you created in your life by reacting instead of responding? At the extreme, our prisons are full of people that reacted without considering the long-term outcome. Relationships are especially sensitive to this same phenomenon. Have you ever said something in the heat of the moment that you later wished you could take back?
Imagine how responding effectively could change your life for the better!
Follow these strategies to ensure that you're responding:
1. Learn to notice your emotions.
4. Recognize the gift of being a human being.
7. Consider the consequences.