I first read about the space between stimulus and response in Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits” nearly 12 years ago.
I’ve attempted to study the “7 Habits” a few times over the years. And, while I think I’ve made progress over the years and learnt a few things along the way, I often stumble upon reminders that tell me how much farther I have to go.
For example, I recently had one situation where I succeeded in separating stimulus and response. Just as I was feeling good about resisting the temptation to react, I remembered 3 other situations where I failed to do so.
On the bright side, a 25% hit rate is much better than what it used to be.
I’m hoping to continue to improve it in the coming months.