Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
“Out of control.” That’s how Sam, a divorced father of two girls and an ambitious professional, described his life. By day he managed an IT group for a health care conglomerate while dreaming of starting his own company. “I feel like I can never get it all done,” Sam continued. “I’m constantly distracted. I wish I could be under less stress and pay more attention to my daughters, especially as they’re getting into their teen years, and to my mom, who’s just been diagnosed with early-stage cancer.”
Sam looked down at his desk and shifted in his chair; he ...