40 Quotes about Being Proactive

Leo Babauta inspirational quote
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 Buzzle post.

Quotes on Being Proactive


lorii myers quote 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.


Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
― Doug Firebaugh


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


Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
― Cathy Hopkins


cathy hopkins quote on being proactive


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


doug firebaugh quote on being proactive


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


stephen covey quote on being proactive


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


Think proactively and dynamically. Be realistic, but set your sights high.
― Lorii Myers


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


The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.
― Stephen Covey


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
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