reactive versus proactive…

so on my way home today i was struck with a sudden thought. what word would i use to describe my day, reactive or proactive? i know it seems like such a silly question but i can help but notice how much it gets asked. every interview i’ve ever gone on, every motivational speaker i’ve ever listened to, all have asked this very question in more ways than one. so from now on i thought i would end each day thinking, was i reactive today or was i proactive? was i both? how, when and why? what came out of it? and how can i be better?


if i had to be 100% honest, i would say that today was a totally reactive day. i didn’t initiate much of anything that i did today and i feel super sad. i’m not proud of this fact but i am willing to acknowledge it and hope to make tomorrow a way better day. i started off waking up late because i couldn’t sleep last night so i was up way too late. had to dash to my organization meeting (had to get fed, lolz #iKidd) then pretty much slumped around. i mean, i did get a chance to catch up with a friend, also helped some freshmen with a step routine they had to work on for a competition coming up in a few days and i went to a black conscious summit and discussed some really interesting topics. even though i did all of these things, none of them were on my original to do.

so with all of that being said, how would you rate your day? reactive or proactive? please feel free to share!


“there are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.”


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