If you want to change your situation, you must first change yourself.
Are you a proactive person or a reactive person? The answer might dictate how much you accomplish in life.
Proactivity is the first and most basic habit of a highly effective person. Proactivity means being responsible for your own life and frequently taking the initiative. Highly proactive people can’t necessarily change what happens to them, but they can choose how they handle every circumstance. They always choose consciously to act on their values—not how they’re feeling in the moment.
Reactive individuals, on the other hand, tend to be less successful. They’re driven by feelings, conditions, and their environment. They build their emotional lives around other people’s actions, which enables other people to control them.
Changing your level of proactivity will inevitably lead to bigger and better things happening in your life. For more tips on becoming successful, visit our Instaread on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.