Proactive vs. Reactive  

 

Proactive people focus their efforts on things they can influence. The things they can do something about: cook a healthy meal, personally try energy gels to determine the right fuel, make sure to hit the gym after work, practice delivering a presentation, etc.

On the other hand, reactive people spend their time on things they have little or no control over: the weather, geopolitics, critics, and macroeconomy.

 

 

It’s easy to feel helpless when we place our energy and resources on things we really can’t do much about.

  • Worried about who’s going to win the election. At the end of the day, you only have one vote. Educate yourself on the candidates’ policies and make sure you go vote. Do your part and spend your time on more productive tasks.
  • It’s 30 degrees. Too hot to train. Well…whining about it won’t make the sun less bright. But you can wake up earlier for a workout or be diligent about getting your run in when the sun goes down.
  • It’s cold as F! I can’t run in this weather. But you can invest in gears that will keep you warmer, tough it out indoors on the treadmill or do strength work instead.
  • Dealing with a difficult person at work? Handle your responsibilities and complete tasks to the best of your ability. Everything else is just noise.
  • There are so many advice on energy gels, sports drinks, and energy bars. So confusing! Well…do something about it. You can do your own research, start training your stomach, and figure out what options are ideal for your body and goals.

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Stay proactive!! That’s right, people! Learn how to eat better and fuel smarter. Here are a few pieces to get you started on creating a fueling and energy gel strategy for the big race day.