Is your reaction the problem?

Dec 22, 2014 - Is your reaction the problem? Is your day filled with a sense of urgency in everything that you undertake? Do you find that all you seem to be doing is reacting to what is occurring around you?  Is your need to react causing you to be easily distracted? Do you end the day with what you intended to do, not being done? Being reactive instead of proactive can be crippling in reaching your goals or having positively empowered relationships.  You find you are constantly busy, but not getting things done resulting in frustration and irritation. Or you over-react to something someone said or has done, causing unnecessary dismay, delays and then regret. 


Take an MM&I Moment to shift from being constantly reactive to being responsive and proactive in how you think and go about your day. Make note of all the things you have reacted to over the past day or week. Now make note which of these required your immediate attention, and which ones could have been acknowledged, and then handled at a later point. Chances are many of them could have been handled later. Could you be confusing being responsive with being reactive? When you are demanded upon, it can be easy to go through the day bouncing from one demand to another, only to find what you intended to do still needs to be done. By shifting to being responsive and proactive, you are prioritizing while recognizing all that needs to eventually get done, but in your time frame and on your terms. Don't allow others' demands to undermine what you are trying to accomplish. When you respond and then strategically press on, you will find that you are getting a great deal more done your way every day. Focused action instead of impulsive reaction will set you free to be all that you can be.


Synergized Quote of the Week

"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." - George Bernard Shaw


Yours in synergistic thinking,