Friday, December 21, 2012

Active - Proactive - Reactive. What are you?

One of the most important factors that influence your success in career is how much active you are. The way you drive to do things impacts your career and life both. In this tiring rat race, all of us want to stay ahead of the competition. But what is it that helps us keep ahead of others- is it being proactive or reactive? Though similar sounding terms, proactive and reactive are two contrasting traits. These traits would eventually play a vital role in personality development.

So what is the difference between the two?

Being proactive is about having a practical and positive approach towards life. Steve Pavlina, the personal development expert says, “Being proactive means that you work to create the results that you and your business will experience, rather than waiting to react to what other people are doing. Proactive thinking requires planning and work, but the benefits can make the effort worthwhile.” Reactive people on the other hand are rash and are affected by external sources. They don’t hold themselves responsible for what they do or say and have a tendency to react impulsively.  

It is better to be on the proactive scale because if you are proactive, you will be motivated and independent of other’s actions and your surroundings. You will be able to foresee future problems and take actions accordingly, which reactive people cannot do. 

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Ameeta Pereira
Counselling Psychologist & Soft Skills Trainer
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