Think Before You Respond…Be Responsible
How you respond to any situation is totally in your control.
I was looking through the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People this week and thought that this was a good subject to talk about.
Responsibility is defined as “you having the ability to decide what your response is going to be to something.”
- You can decide to “respond” in a negative way or a positive way to just about anything.
- Being professional or unprofessional is a choice that you make when you respond to a situation.
- “Responding in a defensive way or in a way that shows flexibility is a choice.”
- Some people get into a bad mood and use that as the excuse for how they responded, and this is a choice, as it is all in your mind.
If your personal value is always to be positive and professional, then you won’t find yourself in negative territory very often with negative responses.
Remember as I have said to you often: Be careful what you say and do as they are watching everything you do and everything you say and judging you.”
Be responsible and pick the right “response,” because you are the only one who has the ability to be responsible for what choices you make, and those choices can take your life either up or down. You are in the driver’s seat—show others what “response-ability” looks like. . . . Lee
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