4 Mindful Steps to Respond Rather Than React

by  Jon Mertz  |  Self Leadership

There may be a slight difference between the words react and respond. Yet, in practice, there seems to be a gulf of difference.

When people react, it seems to be defensive. Responding, though, is more thoughtful. Responses contain reasoning.

If mindfulness is being more centered within and aware of others, then this is a practice we need to embrace to prevent reacting and focus on responding. Being mindful in our responses ensures integrity in our interactions.

To respond in a more mindful way, I’ve discovered four steps that may help.

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Articles By jon-mertz
Jon Mertz is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business and author of Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. At Thin Difference, Jon writes and facilitates a conversation on how to empower, challenge, and guide the next generation of leaders.  »  View Profile

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