Choice: Reaction or Response – By Barry Matheny, V.P. of Relocation Services
“The power of choice is one of the greatest gifts we are given. Although we make many choices every hour of the day, we rarely make neutral choices. Each choice has a positive or negative consequence for us at some level.When you simply react, your emotional instinct is in control, with little thought of the long-range consequences. When you respond, your brain is fully engaged and your self-awareness is high.There are three aspects of the script that work in concert: thoughts, words, and actions. By orchestrating each aspect with conscious responses, we positively influence our beliefs, commitments and results. The results we achieve reinforce our thoughts and the same script is played out again. So, it all starts with our thoughts. Our thoughts today influence our results tomorrow.”
When I read this, it made me stop and think about how I can make better choices by changing how I respond. I hope it resonates with you and thank you for allowing me to share. It is my honor!