The 100 Day Challenge, Day 60!:
Since I left the house at 7:15 this morning and all day long- from my networking meeting, to working with several coaching clients, having lunch with a dear friend and working with my own coach- I have been noticing one thing loud and clear: it is not the things that happen to us, but our reaction to those things that determines our experience and what comes next for us.
Whatever situation I have been in today, I have seen clear examples of how this comes into play. How do we learn to start acting thoughtfully, rather than reacting emotionally and impulsively? I think you have to want to change and have reason to change first of all. Is your reacting causing you to live a less beautiful life than you would like?
Next I believe it is a matter of becoming conscious of your thoughts and actions. Sometimes we can do this on our own, and sometimes we can use some direction. These are thought patterns and habits that we have learned- they can most certainly be changed.
This is a short blog posting for a busy day. I hope to just raise your awareness a little bit by bringing this thought up.
Here are a few quotes to contemplate:
“Our mistakes won’t irreparably damage our lives unless we let them” James E. Sweeney
“Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” Anon.
“Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.” Chinese Proverb