Last week we agreed that the law of attraction comes with a choice. We can choose what we want to attract in our lives. However, what if life throws us a curveball? Let's face it, life has a way of happening when we are making other plans. At the moment, South Africa is experiencing a rough patch. We are facing Covid 19 and economic difficulties. Furthermore, we have woken up this morning to a country that is quite unsettled. Many people will face difficult days, weeks, and even months because of what is happening right now. Where is the choice in this? They certainly did nothing to attract this trouble in their lives. They are victims of events beyond their control.
Still, we have a choice. We can choose how to react to what is happening. That is where our true power lies. Our response to any given situation will determine our destiny. Trials and tribulations are a part of life. We will not always be able to avoid conflict or disappointment. However, we always have a choice of how to respond or react to it. There is always a way to get through any situation. The trick is to find the best way.
Life often takes us by surprise. It seems as everything is going well and we are feeling on top of the world. Then, unexpectedly, we are confronted by a sudden change. It is a natural instinct to immediately react to the situation. However, the best reaction is no reaction. Take a deep breath and pause a while. Assess the problem. Gather all the information you can. Talk about it to somebody you can trust and think about all the possible ways you could respond to the situation. When we simply react to any given event, it usually comes from our emotions, but when we take the time to evaluate the problem, we engage our emotional intelligence. The result is usually to our advantage.
By taking time before we respond, we empower ourselves. We now have the power of choice. Instead of being a victim, we can now take charge of the situation. We now control the way we respond. We can now attract the outcome that we desire. Remember, be vigilant, and guard your thoughts. Carefully assess the situation.
React vs respond, which way will you go? Share your thoughts with me. I would love to hear from you. Watch my blog for the next installment.