A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. (Rita Mae Brown, writer)
While we may admire people who are initiators—always starting something new, many of us are reactors. We respond to someone else’s initiative. In Brown’s view, such reactors are limiting their abilities and stifling their growth. It may be difficult to start, but, no doubt, it could be life-changing if we were to learn how to be pro-active.
Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment. (Proverbs 9:6)