React, respond, initiate

Sometimes things happen that are out of our control. So you are left with three choices:

  1. You can react.
  2. You can respond.
  3. You can initiate.

Reacting is a physical impulse. A doctor writes a prescriptions when you are sick. But if it’s not working she would say, “Bad news, your body is reacting to the treatment.”

When the treatment is working your doctor say, “Good news, your body is responding to the treatment.”

It’s a good thing to take care of your body. When we initiate, we can sometimes avoid going through the painful process of learning from our (or others) mistakes. It’s better to have the other players respond (or react) to how you play the game.