Being Proactive Research Paper

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The word "reactive" means acting in response to a situation rather than creating or controlling it. The word "reactive" also implies you lack initiative. You let the events of the situation unravel. You allow them to set the agenda for the way the situation will go. Each curveball thrown, caused by "reacting", catches you by complete suprise causing you to scramble around to react to it, just to stay afloat. The word "proactive" is associated with one who is graceful under pressure and stress. Rather than letting the beat of the music catch you off guard, and reacting to it, you remain in rhythem with the song. You stay in tune, and dont desperately try to escape the dance. I believe that being proactive is not a quality that we either…show more content…
In a nutshell, being proactive is the same thing as being reactive, only we do the reacting ahead of time. A very important way to ensure you're being proactive is to make sure you have all of the information correct. You can do so by making sure you use the "Who, What, When, Where, Why and How" method. Doing this will ensure your have all of your ducks in a row, so to…show more content…
Friday we didnt have any NVG mounts, so i could not build the two small helmets they needed for pink platoon. So instead of not completing my task and allowing the situation to control my reactions, I came up with the idea to use the visors on our spare helmets. And when I finally convinved Staff Sargent Gillman that i came up with the idea all by myself, he complimented me and told me i was using my proactive skills. We use our proactive skills on a daily basis and don't realize it. When we use it in our day to day lives rather than just at work, we sometimes refer to it as "common sense". We simply do not wait until we are out of gas to go to the gas station, we are proactive and check our gas gage and go to the gas station when its getting close to empty. Just like you dont wait until you get a girl pregnant to put a condom on, you put a condom on before you have sexual relations with her to prevent her from becoming pregnant. Being proactive and reactive is a cause and effect string of events. Cause being, not asking questions, gathering tools ahead of time, etc. Effects being, being late to an event, doing the wrong inspection on an LPF, mixing up the tools into different work stations. Being
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