Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Be Proactive

Are you a product of nature or nurture? Stephen Covey would argue you are a product of choice. I would argue you are a product of all three. Each person has a personality, temperament and developed character. The character is a product of nature (genetics), nurture (surroundings' influence) and your choice of how you interact and respond to various stimuli. In other words, you DO have some control of WHO you will be and how successful you can be. BE PROACTIVE is a principle emphasizing that rather reacting to stimuli we should respond with principles and values in mind.

Identify what you would like to change in your life and BE PROACTIVE. Decide to choose differently. If you don't do things differently day to day, your results will never change. However, if you decide to get different results, it will require you to choose differently when interacting with your surroundings each day.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr stated, its always the right time to do what is right. Choose right values, right friends, right decisions, right actions, right words, right attitudes, etc. Don't be a passive victim of your surroundings. Choose to be someone successful! BE PROACTIVE!


  1. i agree with Stephen Covey that we are a product of choice cause no one makes you do anything you choose to do it. that is why i think we are a product if choice. i also think we need to get away from being reactive cause we react to to much stuff these days and i don't think we need to. and it is always the right time to do what is right. this is my leadership blog for 2-16-12

  2. Shelbi: I agree with Stphen Covey becuase no one can make you do something, it's your choice to do what you want to do. In a way I think we should try to stay away from being reactive due to everyone reacting and over reacting, but in some instances people need to react, to stand their grounds and not be pushed around.

  3. i agree with this dude, no one makes you do something you choose to do it yourself. we are a product of choice. we need to be more proactive than reactive. stop being pushed around take your stand, in a proactive way...