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    Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; not to be waited for — to be achieved.

    Upstart: Gamechangers

    “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Bryan Jennings

    There are two kinds of individuals in the world: cause people and effect people. Maybe I could say there are the causers and the affected.

    We’re talking about the difference between being proactive and reactive.

    What a difference that is!

    Every effect has a cause. You can either cause things to happen, or you can be affected by them when they happen.

    Let’s face it: the majority of Earth’s inhabitants are reactors. Effect people. Events happen, changes occur, time goes by, and the decisions they make are based on external circumstances.

    They are sitting on a boat headed downstream. The river will determine where they go every step of the way, right up to their final destination.

    Settling for reactiveness is severely limiting. Think about it. If you voluntarily allow circumstances to form the foundation for your decisions, how may possible choices to you forfeit? You block your own access to countless courses of thought and action. No wonder it’s so easy to get stuck.

    “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” – George Bernard Shaw

    Genius is naturally proactive.  It naturally grows and thrives in situations in which you are being proactive. Again, reaction restricts, but being proactive opens doors of possibility.

    Where do you find yourself surging ahead? Confident that you can lead anyone, everyone? Positive that you can overcome any obstacle? In what areas does inspiration flow in seemingly unending streams?

    Do you see how this works? Reactivity is the default setting for people. It’s the simplest disposition there is. It requires no thinking, no unnecessary movement or risk. And you can blame everything that happens on the external conditions you have to deal with.

    If you do not choose to be proactive, that in itself is being reactive.

    Being proactive means thinking, and thinking in advance or outside of whatever’s going on around you. It allows true freedom of thought.

    But it requires responsibility, effort, and a willingness to move.

    “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill

    Someone has to write history. Will it be you?

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    About the Author: Donnie Bryant is a direct response copywriter and marketing consultant. He specializes in improving businesses' sales and profitability by creating compelling marketing messages and strategies. Find out more about Donnie at http://donnie-bryant.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @donniebryant and connect with him on Google Plus at +donniebryant.

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