Are You Proactive or Reactive?

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How you start your day will determine if you’re going to be proactive or reactive. It is the difference between winning or losing.

Reactive: You wait until things happen and when they don’t, you allow your confirmation bias to manifest them. External circumstances are your master.

External circumstances control your emotions and day.

If you check social media, emails, or focus on what’s stressing you–prior to doing anything else–you will condition your mind to be reactive. This mindset will run your day.

Proactive: You don’t wait for things to happen, you make them happen. Everything you do is focused on helping you win.

You plan your day around your priorities, not external circumstances.

If you train your mind to have an attitude for gratitude, you will own the day instead of the day owning you. Being grateful and cognizant of the things that matter will not leave any room for your mind to drift.

Social media and emails can be important, depending on what you do for a living. However, just like stress in general, they don’t run your day–you do.

Being reactive does not serve your future.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Am I proactive?
  2. Am I reactive?
  3. Does my behavior impact my day?
  4. Does my behavior serve my goals and vision?
  5. What is my plan of action? [If necessary]

Additional tips to help you win: Take Control of Your Morning

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