Responding, Rather Than Reaction, To The Obstacles In Life

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“Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about what happens to us.”

— George Allen

Life happens. Good things happen and bad things happen. They happen to everyone and seemingly in a totally random set of events and circumstances. We can argue about why these things happen and what causes certain events to take place but the fact remains…

We can choose to react to life. Or we can choose to respond to life.

When you react you do so from a primitive mindset of self preservation and it usually translates to something negative. We think thoughts like “OF COURSE this HAD to happen to me.” When you respond to life, you can be more proactive. You can look at even the most negative event and search for the hidden opportunity. You can remind yourself that most successful people found success out of problems and struggles. Maybe this moment is YOUR BIG OPPORTUNITY?

When things don’t go to plan today, remember this and immediately hunt for that opportunity.




2 thoughts on “Responding, Rather Than Reaction, To The Obstacles In Life

  1. Great post. And I agree. It’s all about the way we choose to see things. How we respond to what happens to us. Also, it’s important to be proactive rather than reactive. That way you don’t have to solve a problem you’ve been ignoring for so long until it becomes unbearable.


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