Being Proactive vs. Reactive

Gabriel Lorie

Certified Performance Coach

August 18, 2010

Are you the type of person who takes on the world as it comes to you, or are you the type of person that takes on the world before it comes to you? The difference in mindset can be huge. If you are the type of person that “reacts” to things, situations, etc. you’re approach is reactive. If you are the type of person that takes initiative to make things happen instead of reacting to them, you’re approach is proactive. Becoming aware of which category you fall under is something that can affect all aspects of your life. For example, if you’re the type of person that procrastinates consistently you can only hope to react to the consequences that will follow if you insist on procrastinating. However, if you become proactive you will instead prevent procrastination, and feel the benefits of being in full control of your life and where it goes from here. In other words the responsibility will be yours and yours only. If you observe any successful person, you will see that their character is more proactive than reactive. Am I making this clear?

In today’s uncertain  times and with the global economy the way it is, would it help you to just react to it or would It be more beneficial to you if you were to instead ask yourself what can you do to help your situation?  Proactive vs. Reactive.

This small change in behavior will impact your life in a more positive way than you might think. Always remember that no matter how bad things get in your life, no matter what anyone says, you will always have the power to turn things around. It’s up to you to believe in the power you have to change things.

Work hard, exhaust your resources, never give up, and stay proactive. The results will speak for themselves.

Make it a great Wednesday.

Gabriel Lorie

Certified Performance Coach

P.S. If you have an area in your life which could use some improvement, contact me today and we’ll work together to get you to where you want to be!

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