Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #073 — Reaction vs ResponseWhen I lose, my default reaction used to be anger, sadness, externalizing the blame, and sometimes even lashing out. So when I first saw this quote from Gilbert Keith Chesterton, I noticed how quickly I started defending those base, self-focused, ego-based reactions. I caught myself making it OK to be about me … but in the wrong way."How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win."Focusing on the loss, externalizing the blame, and wallowing in the impact of the setback is a reaction. And those reactions merely suck the energy that could be used to shift the next outcome. As a leader (and we all are!), we are called upon to respond. To act with intention. To expend our energy towards moving forward.The perfect starting point after ANY loss is to come from a position or ownership and of strength … the strength to look within first by asking the question: "What part of the problem am I?"When we demonstrate the willingness to look inward, that's the ONLY time we find the answers to change our outcomes.When will you start by looking inward?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, July 1, 2019

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #073 — Reaction vs Response

When I lose, my default reaction used to be anger, sadness, externalizing the blame, and sometimes even lashing out. So when I first saw this quote from Gilbert Keith Chesterton, I noticed how quickly I started defending those base, self-focused, ego-based reactions. I caught myself making it OK to be about me … but in the wrong way.

“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.”

Focusing on the loss, externalizing the blame, and wallowing in the impact of the setback is a reaction. And those reactions merely suck the energy that could be used to shift the next outcome. As a leader (and we all are!), we are called upon to respond. To act with intention. To expend our energy towards moving forward.

The perfect starting point after ANY loss is to come from a position or ownership and of strength … the strength to look within first by asking the question: “What part of the problem am I?”

When we demonstrate the willingness to look inward, that’s the ONLY time we find the answers to change our outcomes.

When will you start by looking inward?

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