AltanaESP Glossary

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Will Durant ~

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Approved 09 October, 2021 @ 11:00am by Jan Viljoen (version: 8)


Reaction implies that we take steps to counteract a situation, event or circumstances as “acting before we think”. To react is generally seen as inappropriate, compared to response… not because it is necessarily the “wrong way of doing things”, but because to react implies NOT to think things overplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigThus, reaction is automatic actions and "robitic" behaviours! … not even for a second or two.

Reacting to a situation or event is often the result of…

As a result of the above, it is more than likely that we would rather react, than respond to stimulus from our external environment.

Reactions are driven by uncontrollable emotions, inappropriate impulses, survival instincts out of context and source mainly from our sabotage programs, which frequently results in the “start-up” of the domino effect. However, under certain circumstances and when contextualized, reactive behaviour could be a real lifesaver.

Every time you are baited to react in the same old obstinate way to new or different situations… sincerely ask yourself, whether you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future!