Before You Act . . . Reflect!
Take the time to think . . . before you speak! Take the time to reflect . . . before you act! It is always beneficial to take time to reflect on your life. You have to find time to reflect on your daily actions, your daily behavior, your daily health, your daily conversations, your daily relationships, and your world, to understand the role you play in each.
It is not a bad thing . . . to think, draw a conclusion, be proactive, and make your own rational decisions before taking action. It is bad, though, if someone else … thinks for you, decides for you, and then you act upon it. The actions you do are just that . . . your actions and/or reactions. Just like the words you may speak, you can’t take it back.
Spend time with your thoughts and utilize your own brain power. If you are not satisfied with something in your life, then you will have to be the change agent by your actions! It is impossible to continue doing something the same and expecting different results. For example, let’s say the “fair-weather friends” in your life always depend on you for advice, money, or comfort. And then the day comes when you need them for advice, money, or comfort and you get none. What do you do? Are you surprised?