Character Creates Opportunity® – Being Proactive: Thursday, October 8, 2015

What are we waiting for?

In the quiet of an early morning or a late evening, the majority of us see the potential for something bigger in our lives.  It may be a desire to see improvement in a close, committed relationship.  It may be the desire to get a promotion at work or start that business on the side.  It may be a desire to have a greater impact on a cause we care deeply about.  Very, very few of us, have reflective moments where we say, “I wish I could just sit here and do nothing for the rest of my life.”

Our world is wide open to enable us to reach our full potential.  The question we need to ask ourselves is, “What are we waiting for?”

As we continue to build and strengthen our character, the decision to be proactive is a cornerstone to our effort to reach our full potential.

We can get all the education and skills training we need for free…today…right now.  We can log in to any popular website and see the world’s greatest thinkers, doers, and teachers provide the very best of content on any subject for free while sitting at home.  If we think we have enough information to start, we can take action. We don’t need to ask for permission.   The door is always open.

In a world that is growing in complexity and where everything is open to everyone, if we are not moving forward, we are falling exponentially behind.

The questions we need to make sure we answer honestly are:

  • Are we waiting for someone else to make our close relationships stronger?
  • Are we waiting for someone to spoon feed us that job opportunity to get promoted?
  • Are we waiting for others to jump into an important cause before we get started?

As the traditional obstacles of education and awareness are rapidly going away, we are left looking in the mirror and asking ourselves, “What are we waiting for?”Mirror

We don’t need to take massive leaps forward.  All we need is to starting taking small steps in the desired direction on the things that matter most.

As we continue to dream big dreams and take proactive steps to making them become a reality, we will continue to build and strengthen our character and Character Creates Opportunity® to reach our full potential and have a greater impact on those around us.