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Proactive or eternal victims? BY ISMAEL CALA

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peaking of proactivity involves reviewing our beliefs and the power we give to the environment and circumstances, over what we give to our being. The big question is: are we proactive in the different areas of our lives? Or are we rather reactive when we become victims of circumstances? Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn.The worst thing about blaming luck for the disasters is that we do not learn and we repeat the mistakes from the victim’s state. Complaining when something does not go as planned, puts us in a position of victim that is at odds with proactivity. According to Stanford University, the habit of complaining is as damaging as cigarette smoke: it brings harm to the speaker and the and become more proactive? The first thing listener, as well as being highly contagious. is to understand that we are partakers of everything that happens to us in life. Even If we complain constantly, the brain releases those situations in which we have assumed cortisol, the stress hormone. This greatly a victim role happened because we have reduces the potential of the immune system provoked or allowed them. and makes us more vulnerable to diseases. In addition, complaints cause brain problems If we see the situations of life from that that reduce the size of the hippocampus, perspective, there is no room for the role the area responsible for helping us resolve of victim. This is what many Afro-descendant conflicts. women have done in Uruguay, according to a study by the National Development So how do we overcome the regret habit Corporation. Despite the low educational level of the respondents, they manage to get ahead because of their great

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proactivity in the enterprises, with the help of government programs. As we propose in the Bamboo Leadership model, the recommendation is to accept mistakes as opportunities to learn, instead of classifying them as failures; focus on the process and enjoy it, instead of sticking only to the results; to be open to feedback or constructive criticism, instead of showing ourselves defensively. And, finally, develop a flexible and dynamic thinking, instead of closed and rigid. In this way, we can cultivate proactivity and take charge of our lives effectively, leaving behind the complaint and the role of victim.

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Red Latina is the largest and most important publication created from and for the Hispanic community in Metropolitan St. Louis. Since 2000 w...