Sunday, June 19, 2011

Act, don't react

The NAWLS Small Bite for June 14th

Act, don't react. 
Are you reacting to challenging situations or are you taking deliberate action? Reaction is what your gut tells you to do in the moment. It is spontaneous and often not the healthiest response.  

But when you take deliberate action in a situation, you ensure that your response is more effective. You take a mental step back from the challenging situation and evaluate what is happening first. Second, you determine what will likely happen in response to your actions. You can ask yourself, "What is the ultimate outcome I want in this situation?" Think things through, and then, rather than react, perform a deliberate action. 

Action for the day: 
Take time to deliberate on your actions today instead of reacting spontaneously. Practice thinking things through before you act. 

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