The Space Between Stimulus and Response

So often when we get into an argument, or even a vigorous debate, we don’t even stop to listen to what is being said. Instead, we frequently simply reiterate our position, albeit ever more forcefully.

This is too bad, because it misses a huge opportunity.

Stephen Covey: Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.”

via The Space Between Stimulus and Response.

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