I used to believe that everything was a choice.
Whether I ate healthy food or not: a choice. Whether I obsessed over past slights or whether I forgave and moved on: a choice. I believed every action I took, and every action everyone takes, began with a decision to act.
I believed this choosing applied to organizations too. Do you run decent meetings, or do you ignore the ineptitude and hope it will go away on it’s own? That’s a choice.
Yep. That sounded right to me. I’m big on self-responsibility that way.
Lately, my conviction has been shaken. I no longer believe every action follows a choice.
Now I believe instead that every action is a reaction. This goes for actions taken by organizations and those taken by individuals.
Begging the question: a reaction to what?