Coaching Leadership Quotes on Reaction

Dealing with change in our lives can sometimes be a very difficult task. Because we are all creatures of habit, the idea of having to change many times is unappealing to many people. I have been told that it can be considered a function of age, although if there are any teenagers in your home, you know well that this is truly not the case. Daily living brings us into contact with many situations that require us to adapt. It you are able to adapt to the situation and deal with the issue, have we not, in fact, truly changed to solve that problem? Abrupt change often causes knee-jerk reactions that plant us firmly in stone by indicating there is no way you will be moving on an issue. Being prepared for changes allows us time to think about our reaction and transition our mindset to adapt to the change.

Stay with your convictions. You may be able to find others that work better for you or adapt the ones you currently have to better suit you. Consider any change a transition that will lead to other opportunities. The fork in the road, once taken, will provide a new and interesting path. Determining which fork to take is usually the most difficult task. Embrace change as a catalyst for life, not as a hindrance.


“Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.”- B.F. Skinner

“I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”- Orson Welles

“To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.”- Walt Whitman

“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."- Arthur Clark

“Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments." - Plato




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