To be an effective person, you need to be proactive
Acquire the habit of being active in your action and responses. To be a proactive person is your choice that eventually becomes your habit.
Taking responsibility, burden and load are the essence to be a proactive. When you do justice to the load entrusted, you are applauded else receive criticize from all quarter. One should accept downturn, learn and go on - that's a key point to be a proactive person. No blaming - genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning.
Reactive people - affected by their physical environment.
You should try to influence the scenario that are under your reach, substances that are beyond your control or little control like natural calamities, inflation etc. should not be your focus area.