To respond is positive, to react is negative.
Some suggestions for you :
We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.
The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. —Phillips Brooks.
When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires.
When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.
You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
Being a winner is much different from having the potential to win. Everyone has the potential; it's what you do with that potential that really matters.
Much about success is just the result of simply the ability to follow up, follow through, and finish what we started.
It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.
Politics is the science of how who gets what, when and why. —Sidney Hillman.