As a leader, you must always ask yourself if you are a person of action or reaction. We can define action as an act of the will, something done or performed, or the accomplishment of a task. A reaction is defined as the way someone acts or feels in response to something that happens or is said. It is a response to some treatment, situation, or stimulus.
We all understand that a reaction is what occurs following an action. The action comes first. The reaction is second. Throughout our days, we react to other's words and actions, and even their attitudes, with our responses being all the way from silent thoughts to physical events. Our professional lives are filled with constant actions of our own and reactions to those around us.
In various areas of life -- work, family, school, friends -- we must evaluate whether our tendency in relationships is to initiate action or respond in reaction. As with so many other a