Having recently came across a short post on LinkedIn, whilst it had a different focus/topic, one word stood out. Response-able.
What a great word! I interpreted it as our ability to be ‘able’ to respond or perhaps better put, to respond ably.
Isn’t this key to our emotional & mental wellbeing? Including our ability to have positive interaction & relationships with each other, even ourselves?
Taking responsibility can be incredibly difficult. Making changes can be hard. However, we know how important both are.
Do you find it hard when faced with others who will not take that same responsibility, or lack awareness?
If we want more, for our own wellbeing we need to look at how ably we respond to the situations we face. How aware are we of our own emotional triggers and motivation? How able are we to then reflect and adjust, before we respond (react)? That awareness can make such a huge difference in our everyday conversations and thoughts.
Sometimes we can create awareness through reading, watching leaders, meditation, reflection, plus many other ways. Other times we need someone to talk to, to so to get a bit deeper with our exploration. Usually a third party such as a coach, counsellor, psychologist or mentor.
Wherever that new self-awareness comes from, it will help us to be more response-able and with that we can respond how we would like to, rather than it just happening to us.
Good luck with your journey to become more response-able!
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Simona is a professional coach, mentor, speaker and lawyer. Motivated individuals work with Simona to be be successful in their career and feel fulfilled in life. She also works with organisations to increase efficiency, profitability and wellbeing.
About Simona Hamblet
Simona is a specialist coach & hypnotherapist, working with lawyers for the past six years helping them to create the firms & lives that they want. Simona also has over 20 years of experience as an employment solicitor & partner in a dual-office law firm (focusing on staff development & business growth).