ICDT #9: Shifting from Reacting to Responding

i can do that icdt journey react respond Oct 25, 2021

Today I’m introducing the process of Notice, Discern, & Respond (or NDR). NDR is a supremely helpful progression for change, especially in terms of our thoughts. Once you become familiar with this simple idea, it can be an underlying way of life as you engage your own thoughts and feelings as well as your transformational journey.


The beauty of NDR is that it helps you make the move away from reacting and into the more helpful mode of responding. Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl, says it this way:


“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”


I’m suggesting that NDR is one process you can engage in that space.