Growing up you learned to respond to the things that happen to you in a certain way. To save time and energy you often stick to this way of responding because it’s what you know best.
Your habits and instincts were created this way – your perceptions of the world around you.
But what if these learned responses aren’t doing you any good? What if your parents or friends, who have had an influence on you and your responses to obstacles throughout your life, were wrong?
Marcus tells you to look at things as they really are, not as you see them. Shouldn’t you, then, respond to your way of responding before you respond to the obstacle?
If so many of us feel the same things, the way you respond will be the difference maker.
First respond to your learned response. Then act.