Being proactive towards your dreams pays off in the end by taking conscious control over your life, setting goals, and working to achieve them.
Being proactive means taking responsibility for your life and actions rather than just watching how things happen. Instead of reacting to events and waiting for opportunities, you can go out and create your events and opportunities.
Yes, being proactive takes time, since you have to consider your options, weigh alternatives and make your own decisions to achieve your goals.
Don’t be influenced by the environment and outside forces. You need to be proactive, carve out time in your schedule, and take responsibility for being the healthiest person you can be, because no one else is going to do it for you.
“I believe that everyone chooses how to approach life. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing.” ~ John C. Maxwell
Are you waiting for the moment that will change your life? Are you expecting a miracle that will make things better? That one opportunity that will turn things around? Sorry to burst the bubble, but unless you act, nothing is going to happen.
Barack Obama once said: “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
What matters is deciding to start consciously directing your own life instead of being pushed along by external currents.
You have to take the time to use your human endowments of self-awareness, conscience, creative imagination, and independence to shine a light on those neglected areas of your life and consciously choose to get things moving. If you don’t like where the currents are taking you, then change course. Don’t wait for an opportunity to arrive; engineer your own.
I like this quote from Shannon L. Alder, he said: “If you don’t make a conscious effort to visualize, who you are and what you want to become in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape your journey by default. Your silence makes you reactive vs. Proactive.”
Being proactive toward your dreams pays off in the end. Proactive people are aware of their core values. They consciously make key decisions based on those values. They create their opportunities and direct the flow of their own lives. Even when things are pretty good, they’re still making conscious choices.
I hope this message would motivate you toward your journey in life.