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Principle 11: Learn to respond not to react

18th Aug Sense with Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga


Principle 11: Learn to respond not to react


In life, there will be people who will attempt to throw garbage on you. Don’t give them a chance. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. What you think about me, that’s your choice. What I think about you, that’s my choice.


Do not give anyone power to determine your attitude at any given moment. Happiness is a personal choice. No one has the capacity to annoy you except you. Learn to respond at any given situation. In so doing, you take charge of your life and disempower anyone from controlling your life.


Close relationships can potentially tempt you to react than distant relations. Responding is an art that is learned. It is not a natural intuition. Especially when correcting a child, reacting can have devastating consequences. Have the courage to act not to react. Be a proactive parent not a reactive parent.


Even the best raised child can pull a life time surprise. There are no ideal children. Anticipate the unpredictable and maintain your calm at any given circumstance. Never act in panic. It’s a waste of energy. Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.

Q. Do you react or respond under pressure?







5 thoughts on “Principle 11: Learn to respond not to react

  1. Sue Kanyi says:

    Wonderful post Dr Kinyanjui! Keep up with the good work. I love it!

  2. Kigo Njehu says:

    Very insightful and informative articles you put up Dr.
    Thumbs up.

  3. caroll mwikali says:

    Forever inspired and mentored by your talks.

  4. wensley kosgey says:

    i appreciate what you always post and although i haven’t bought one of your books (i promise myself to do it soon), i feel so much rejuvinated by your words. Am sure soon or later I’ll be in a position to attend to your lectures.
    May God bless you as you continue to rekindle our faith and give us stealth to wake up early one more day

  5. Paul Kambi says:

    Great articles…feeling inspired

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