How you respond is what matters.?

How you respond is what matters.?

Epictetus Quotations What occurs to you isn't as important as how you react to it. Everything that happens is part of your training which will make you better at dealing with future difficulties.

How do you react to matters?

What occurs to you isn't as important as how you react to it. When something bad happens, the only thing you can do is choose whether to accept it or hate it. It's your choice. If you choose to accept it, that's fine too. But if you decide to hate it, then you're in trouble.

The way you react to things is an indication of what's going on inside you. If you cry when someone dies, you know that you're sensitive. If you stay calm in stressful situations, you have control over yourself. These are just some examples of how you react to things. The most important thing is that you understand how you react.

Sometimes we feel like reacting in a certain way but instead we must respond in another way. For example, if someone hurts my feelings, I might want to get even with them, but instead of hating them, I should forgive them. As long as they don't hurt anyone else, their actions aren't worth getting angry about. It's not what they did, but rather how they act towards me that counts. In other words, they're important people in my life so I'll keep my feelings to myself unless I need to say something.

We all know people who seem to take pleasure in making others' lives miserable.

How do you respond to life?

"Life is 10% of what occurs to you and 90% of how you react to it." I'm sure many of you have heard of Charles R. Swindoll's famous phrase. He was a Christian author and pastor who died in August of 2001. He is best known for his book, Swindolls Spiritual Wisdom: Daily Reflections on Life. In it he quotes a saying attributed to Voltaire which means "Life is not serious. It only appears that way." After reading this book, I think many people would agree with Mr. Swindoll. Life is not serious; it only appears that way.

There are times when we feel like giving up. Life isn't fair, others seem to be able to cope with things that cause us pain, and sometimes we just don't know why certain things happen. But then again, maybe they do happen for a reason. Maybe God has plans for our lives that we don't understand yet. Maybe He wants us to learn something from this experience. Whatever the case may be, life does go on after a bad situation. We must remember this fact and find ways to continue to move forward.

Why do people react instead of responding?

When we respond rather than react, we use self-awareness and emotional intelligence to evaluate the long-term consequences of what we say and do. Our connections and experiences are enhanced when we respond. However, over time, these calculated actions will serve to strengthen your relationships.

What do you say when someone asks how your day went?

When I don't have the energy to chat or type, or simply don't want to talk to the person, I simply respond "fair enough." If there was nothing out of the ordinary, I answered, "unevenly fine" or simply, "fine, terrific." "I praise God," or "I survived," on awful days. On good ones, I might add something like "It was wonderful!" or "The best day ever!"

That's it! That's all you need to say if you don't feel like talking. Sometimes saying nothing is the best answer.

But if you do want to say something more, here are some suggestions:

-"My day was okay, but not great." - said by most women, this is the most common response. It's simple and to the point.

-"Not bad, not good; it was o'er-evening mood." - said by an old poet probably doesn't count as original, but he certainly knows what he's talking about. It's somewhat formal but easy to understand.

If you're in a hurry, you can always just say "hi" or "bye." That'll usually suffice.

Of course, these are only suggestions.

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