March 1, 2022|Divorce, Personal Transformation, Relationships, Wellness
Exploring the distinction between reacting and responding comes up frequently in coaching. A frustrated client recently asked, "How can I stop my impulse to react?"
Diving into the differences between choosing to react and choosing to respond, and the consequences of that choice reminded me of the first responders in my community.
Imagine if first responders were "first reactors!" Without forethought, planning or evaluating, a "first reactor" could possibly storm your home with a fire hose when you were concerned about a faulty smoke detector. The results would be serious damage to your home. Choosing to be a "first responder" in your own life, involves staying in touch with your values around what is most important to you, and acting in accordance with supporting that value. Values based living entails taking that pause between stimulus and response. Otherwise, your reaction may drown its recipient, making the aftermath a mess to clean up. Coaching with me will help you discover what is most important, so that you can tap into your power to respond, with grace, care and curiosity.