Quick Reactions Can Be Good or Bad

Here’s a fun little post to let you have a quick break for a couple of minutes to take this fun (and revealing) test of your reaction times (click on the link below) and to get you thinking about your reaction times in other areas of your personal or professional life.

The automobile driving manual says the average driver’s reaction time is: .75 seconds, or 1 car length for every 10 mph.   This is absolutely necessary when you need to react quickly to prevent physical injury or loss of life.

Now think about other areas where quick reactions may not help us – and can actually hurt us… such as when we’re angry and fire off a blistering e-mail to someone (or to an entire GROUP of someones)… an e-mail that can damage relationships, hurt our credibility, and cause undue and often irreparable harm.

Be careful about how you use technology.  It’s too easy to simply hit the SEND button and say or do something that you would never have said or done face-to-face.  Vent elsewhere, if you must.  But remember: quick reactions are often helpful, but in certain situations must be controlled to avoid harm… and even quicker counteractions.

Click on Reaction Test Below – Enjoy!

Reaction Test

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