Don’t wait for something to happen, MAKE it happen! Truly successful people create their own opportunities, and act, not react! So what are you waiting for, get some motivation through these quotes on being proactive, and fire away.
I believe that everyone chooses how to approach life. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing. ― John C. Maxwell
Are you waiting for the moment that will change your life? Are you expecting a miracle that will make things better? That one opportunity that will turn things around? Sorry to burst the bubble, but unless you act, nothing’s gonna happen.
The most important thing in this highly competitive world is action, and you just need to take matters in your hand, create your own possibilities, and be proactive. Whether it is your career or personal life, get going; take charge; make it happen; be proactive!
Need some inspiration? Browse through some of the best quotes in this Quotabulary post.
Quotes on Being Proactive
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
― Oprah Winfrey
Do what today others won’t, so tomorrow, you can do what others can’t.
― Brian Rogers Loop
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
― Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
― Michael Landon Jr.
Action is the foundational key for all success.
― Pablo Picasso
Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do.
― Bruce Lee
Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do.
― Elbert Hubbard
The fact is that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
― Sydney Smith
People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
― Stephen R. Covey
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.
― George Eliot
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
― William Hutchison Murray
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
― Anne Frank
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
― Barack Obama
The future depends on what you do today.
― Mahatma Gandhi
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
― C.G. Jung
Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.
― Mitch Albom
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
― William James
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
― Joseph Campbell
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
― Theodore Roosevelt
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
― Muhammad Ali
Do what matters, now.
― Leo Babauta
Forever is composed of nows.
― Emily Dickinson
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
― Malcolm X
If you don’t make a conscious effort to visualize, who you are and what you want to become in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape your journey by default. Your silence makes you reactive vs. Proactive.
― Shannon L. Alder
Make hay all the time, not only while the sun shines.
― Constance Chuks Friday
So each time a person decides to wait for ‘time to change things’, he or she is actually waiting for other people to change his or her fortunes.
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
Remember, action today can prevent a crisis tomorrow.
― Steve Shallenberger
I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.
― Michael J. Fox
The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.
― Octavia Spencer
Everyone must be proactive and do all they can to help themselves to stay employed.
― Stephen Covey
Recast your current problems into proactive goals.
― Suze Orman
You need to be proactive, carve out time in your schedule, and take responsibility for being the healthiest person you can be – no one else is going to do it for you.
― Mehmet Oz
As you get older, you either become proactive about staying in shape and taking care of yourself, or, you know, time has its effect on you.
― Mike Love