Sunday, August 30, 2009


Most people like me often think reactively by reacting to certain events and hoping things will be fixed. that don't always work as I am learning in the past few weeks. Many of us are not particularly good at taking charge of our future, our health, our relationships, our career, our finances,and our life. We tend to spend our life reacting to events, situations and circumstances, rather than creating and shaping them. Reactive life is boring but very dramatic, frustrating, painful, unrewarding, unfulfilling and illogical.

Being proactive means that instead of merely reacting to events as they happen, you consciously engineer your own events. Being proactive usually means dealing with discomfort, lack of support, fear and even resistance from others.

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it." Alan Saporta

Christ told his disciples not to be anxious about tomorrow, but he never said not to consider tomorrow. Intelligent problem solving demands careful consideration of the future effects of present solutions. R.C. Sproul, The Intimate Marriage, P&R Publishing, 1975, p. 67.

1 comment:

Deb Ann and Hannah said...

Good one! That is what we need to focus on being proactive. Thanks for posting :)