Reactions Toward Greatness

Every day we encounter situations and circumstances. Whether them being good or bad. But ultimately it is our reactions that determine our well-being coming out of these situations or circumstances.

Try creating a positive reaction to each negative event that enters your life. For example, if you are scolded at for some behavior that you feel is an unjustified reaction from them, do the unthinkable, react in a positive manner. React in a considerate way, giving the other person the benefit of the doubt. Hear their side of the story without making any judgments towards their argument.

By the way, this does not necessarily mean that you agree or that it is right for them to scold at you. The reason for scolding at you might be a misunderstanding that just needs a little clearing of comprehension.

Reacting positively will lead you down a road full of harmony and synchronization. By doing so you are not stooping down to the other person’s level. You are taking the higher road toward greatness.

Reacting negatively lowers your vibrations to a place where all you will attract are more negative-like situations. The only thing you will be synchronized with is the negativity of the situation.

If someone scolded you and you scolded back at them, what do you think their reaction would be? Probably the same reaction that you just made.

Look at each event as a necessary occurrence, accepting everything and viewing it as it all happens for a reason. What is that reason? That’s for you and only you to find out.

It might be a learning experience, something better on the horizon, or a newly opened path toward greatness. You may not discover it immediately but it will come into fruition.

Reactions determine the outcome, not the circumstance.

Rise above negativity, choose the higher road, and be the better person.

Great Success To You!
Jason Ratliff

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10 comments to Reactions Toward Greatness

  • Hi Jason,

    we don’t have control over every event that happens in our lives. But we can always control our reaction. It’s about responsibility, our ability to respond.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

    Take care

    Oliver

    • Hey Oliver, Thanks for feedback again. I really like your Napoleon Hill blogs. What a great teacher he was. His books are still valuable even through all the economical changes. We could still apply the same principles for today.

      Reactions are so crucial in one’s growth. React positively and and we continue to grow. React negatively and we get stuck in a rut.

      Thank you Oliver!

      Jason

  • Hey Jason – totally agree with this philosophy – moat people forget that there is a gap between what happens and our reaction – that split second pause is where those who are smart, reflect on the appropriate rather than the knee jerk response

    alas kids learn from parents who copied their parents…..
    thanks for sharing

    Cheers Kiaran

    • Hi Kiaran,

      I like how you put it, “that there is a gap between what happens and our reaction.” You’re exactly right we actually have a choice when we become aware of these “knee jerk” responses. It is up to this awareness that puts an end to the pattern of instinctual and self-defeating learned responses.
      Thanks for your input,’

      Jason.
      I will check out your blog, looks like a great read!

  • Love this post, I am going to try this 🙂

    • Hi Chris! Thanks for your response. By having the awareness, you have already started. Next it is up to us to put it to an end.

      Your blog looks very interesting.

      Thanks for your feedback!

      Jason Ratliff

  • Jason,

    I absolutely love keeping the positive mindset. People are almost scared of it sometimes, cause they themselves don’t have it, but when you keep at it long enough it becomes contagious to them as well.

    Great Post.

    Jordan Schultz
    ~Social-Media Specialist~

    • sometimes people can be very stubborn with their moods even their negative moods. A lot of times it’s because they are unaware of the consequences. Its our continuous positive attitude that will eventually influence the other. We just have to set the example.
      thanks for your comment. Glad to connect with you!

      Jason

  • Vikki

    Jason, can you believe that all of our reactions are from what we think!!? So amazing that thoughts ARE things and how we react on the inside will show up on the outside. I am just amazed how our brains work and how little of it we use.

    • I hear you Vikki,

      As we open our minds more and more to these ideas we start to open up those gateways of our brain. Our thoughts and feelings are aligned with what is happening in our lives. It’s a controversial thing to say for some people, but usually it is only controversial to those that haven’t experienced it or realized it.

      Thanks for your comment Vikki! I appreciate your feedback.

      Jason