Respond with Intention

Where is life taking you? Ask this of myself many times over the years. So often I have found myself reacting and not responding.

The difference is subtle, but critical. You react when things happen to you, you are left addressing the issue in front of you as best you can in the moment. At work we often use the term ‘fighting fires’, though it you ever watch firemen work they are not just reacting. They are being deliberate in there actions.

Each decision, each movement, each action is done with purpose and intention. The firemen are working against a plan with a final goal in mind – always moving towards that goal.

So we need to do the same in life. You don’t need the new year to embark on your journey, you just need today. There is no lock in, no mandate, and no medals – it is to not want you want. Go get it!

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