07 Jan

The Habits of Change, Part 2: Be Proactive

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

BE PROACTIVE: One of the most productive and powerful things a person can do when facing a change is to take action. Action that is specific to eliciting a different outcome. It’s often several small steps which lead to the end result. For example, finding a job. It may mean updating a resume, networking, applying for the position and interviewing, then accepting the offer. All together these actions lead to one end result, finding a new job. We know this is easier said than done but the keys are the action steps to get there.

Sometimes taking action is hard to do. We get stuck in our heads or familiar with a routine. We fear change, so we justify all the things that don’t work just to avoid the change that will invite things that do work. Human beings can be silly like this. You have to ask yourself: are you happy? Is this where you want to be? If the answers aren’t what you really want to hear then you ask the next question: so what are you going to do about it? You have to decide on action. You have to be willing to make a change and then make a commitment to the change. Are you willing to take the risk and move towards change and something better or stay feeling stuck and in mediocrity? It’s all up to you. Your thoughts and how you approach the idea of change is what will lead to taking action and will form the shape of what your success looks like.

Questions: What is it that you really want? What steps can you take to get there?
Recommended Reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

For more on my thoughts on The Habits of Change please read this series of posts.

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