Stop Reacting, Start Responding
Have you ever stopped to think for a moment about where your life is going? Or are you simply running the race that everyone has told you is the reality of the world in which you live in? Do you know that 95% of the population are reacting to life, and not living it?
The universe is made up of 11 laws, ones that are just as measurable and as real as the law of gravity. The problem? These laws have been forgotten. These laws are the secret to the success of men such as, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill etc.
I would like to introduce to you, one of the most powerful laws: The law of non-resistance. If you understand this law correctly and apply it in your life, I guarantee you will achieve goals in a way could never even imagine.
Have you ever set goals that you were never able to accomplish, especially when you ran smack into a resistance? If you are anything like me, you’ve probably done that dozens of times. When you do anything outside the box, you will be met with resistance. Is that a bad thing? Not at all.
In fact it is a signal, indicating you are moving into a new area of your life – so resistance will occur… and the bigger the better! Unfortunately we as creatures are conditioned to resist by nature; in another words we snap into a “fight or flight” mode. We have been doing this our entire lives and what do we ultimately get? More of what we don’t want. Carl Jung, one of the wisest men in the world, said “what we resist, persists”. Think about this for a moment – whenever you put good out, you get good back – very rarely right away; when you put bad out you get it back right away.
To illustrate this deeper, lets take a look at karate and judo as great examples. There is tremendous resistance in karate when two opponents are punching, kicking, pushing each other to lose. When it comes to judo, the greater competitor will use his/her opponent’s strength against them. It teaches you a great lesson in life – to respond rather than react.
Winston Churchill is a great example of an expert when it comes to psychological judo. Lady Astor once told him, “Sir Winston, if I was your wife I would put arsenic in your coffee.” Mr. Churchill replied, “Madam, If I was your husband, I would drink it.” Instead of reacting to her statement and causing more damage, he simply responded to it. It is one of the most peaceful ways of living life. George Bernard Shaw sent Sir Winston an invitation to “My Fair Lady” and on the card he wrote, “Bring a friend if you have one.” Mr. Churchill responded, saying he was sorry as he was tied up with prior commitments, but if the play runs for a second night he would be glad to see it.
If you react to something, instead of responding to it, you may win the battle, but you will lose the war. Let it go! When you react to life, whatever that has made you react wins, but when you respond to life, YOU win. Bare in mind that when there is a lot of resistance, you are on the right track. When I began this journey of becoming a life coach to help millions of people all over the world, I faced enormous resistance and I still am facing new ones as I am reaching towards that goal. I just know that I am one giant step closer each time I am facing any type of resistance – in fact, I accept it with open arms.
My mentor, Bob Proctor, related a story about a teenager who once spoke up in his course about this idea. The little boy said, “reacting is habit, [when] responding you have to think.”
The law of non-resistance is one of the most powerful laws you will ever come across and if you master this, I guarantee you will reach your goals exactly how you imagined it in your mind. Visit our website below to receive free articles from us, and look into our Thinking Into Results program: a 12 week or 24 week phenomenal course, that will condition you to automatically respond to situations rather than react to them. Take a different step today to get the results you have been waiting for and watch your life change the second you begin!