Want more Success? Learn to be Proactive
Everyday in our lives situations happen around us. Some are positive and some are negative. How we respond to those situations will determine if we achieve success and happiness in life.
Your response to situations can be classified as either a REACTIVE response or a PROACTIVE responsive and thus will determine what type of person you are.
A reactive person is one who is ruled by emotion. Everything is the fault of others or the environment around him. He is quick with excuses and complaints. A reactive person tends to focus on things that he has little or no control over instead of those which he can influence. A reactive person does not take responsibility for his own failings. A reactive person’s success is LIMITED.
A proactive person keeps his emotions in check because his values and decision to do what is right, is stronger. He is not ruled by his emotions. His behavior is a function of his decisions not the conditions around him. He has a free will to choose his response to every situation. A proactive person takes initiative to make positive changes in only those area where he has influence. He does not take on a negative attitude and complain about those things which he can not influence. A proactive person achieves great SUCCESS!
In network marketing, we are confronted with negative situations and set backs on a daily basis. Our response in those situations reveals the type of person we are and will determine if we succeed or fail in this industry.
How would you respond when if an up-line leader misses an appointment for a three way call with your top prospect and that prospect decided not to join? Would you react with anger towards your up-line? Would you blame him? Would you get discouraged? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are being REACTIVE.
If your response was to say to yourself, I am going to improve my skills; I will educate myself more; I will be better prepared or I am going to double my efforts, then you would be exhibiting a proactive behavior. You are DESTINED TO SUCCEED!
Being proactive can be learned. Most of us were raised around reactive people and not guided properly to take responsibility for our own lives. If you are a reactive person, have heart because you can change. You can be proactive.
It is your free will to decide to make that change in your life.