The Power of Being Proactive

The Power of Being Proactive in Today’s World

In today’s world, high-tech companies are thriving, and their managers have a few things in common. They are pioneers who do not accept “NO” as a solution, and they subscribe to the principle of “It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” This concept of being PRO-ACTIVE is the most crucial habit for highly effective people, as it means taking responsibility for our lives and not blaming the world for our condition.

The difference between being proactive and reactive is significant. Being proactive is a positive action that gives direction, while being reactive is a negative action that is defensive and has no direction except for self-survival. When we are proactive, we take the lead and drive ourselves based on conscious effort, rather than living our lives through the whim of everyone who drifts into our lives.

As employees, we can all have excuses for why we are passed over for a promotion, but often, it can be the subtlety of a “lack of initiative” that gives the perception that we are not initiators. We need to step out boldly and start taking risks, starting with small steps, and with each success, taking bigger steps. Fortune favors the daring, as the philosopher Virgil said.

The power of being proactive extends to our spiritual lives as well. Jesus Christ said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” This spiritual statement reminds us that we have the power to take control of our lives and make things happen.

In conclusion, being proactive is a vital habit that can transform our lives and lead us to success in both our personal and professional lives. It starts with taking responsibility for our lives and not blaming the world for our condition. Let us embrace the power of being proactive and take the first step towards achieving our goals. As the famous corporate statement says, “Just do it!”

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