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This Covey video touched a nerve. While I was posting and adding my thoughts on this video I couldn't help asking an important question.
"The space between stimulus and response is the freedom to choose your response."
"However small or large that space is, it gets larger from taking the initiative."
"Leaders aren't born or made, they are self made."
I do like Covey. 32 years ago I sat a few feet from him in a small setting taking notes with 4 fingers holding the pen because of a broken finger. I still have those notes.
He makes a lot of things clear and I like how he's urging people forward. He's performing a good service. The above video, talking about the space between stimulus and response, strikes a nerve.
I think there's a need to talk about that space.
When that space is small because of overwhelming sorrow, hurt, or anger is there anything we can do for relief? A lot of personal development geniuses like Covey have the best intentions and do great good for humanity. Perhaps if he were still alive today he would eventually be introduced to the world of oils.
I think many of us need to know how we can maintain emotional wellness between stimulus and response. That spot we're talking about is the feeling center or heart of each of us where memory may conflict with our best intentions. Hurt and pain, until properly supported, can hold us hostage. The Feelings Kit, with it's oils, is a great thing to have on hand. As you strive to dream, read, teach and go forward, don't be afraid to listen to your feelings and look back. Having the feelings kit on hand will give you the tools you need to support having the right feelings.