We promote a lifestyle...
(of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.
The world may bend you, but it won't bend to you unless you make it...
We're living in strange times - the world is more connected than ever, yet people seem further apart than ever. Technologically, we're more advanced than ever, yet getting things done or breaking out can seem more difficult than ever. With plenty of doom and gloom being passed around, we're encouraging people to be proactive...
Mountains are merely our testing grounds...
Yes, we're a hiking league and social group, but hiking is just an instrument. Being proactive, as we see it, is far more than just being proactive about your physical fitness. We want people to be proactive in all aspects of their life - socially, professionally, mentally, physically, and metaphysically.
Support and encouragement from good people...
Our group is made up of people from all walks of life who share a collective interest in progression, self-improvement, and overall quality of life. We've seen people who have joined our group go on to rise well above their own expectations. There's a power in seeing just exactly what you're capable of and this extends well beyond the mountains.
Compete against yourself...
PROACTIVE is not competitive by nature, every person in this group is competing with themselves. Our events, ranging in difficulty and scope, can help get people out on a trail for the first time or act as training for people who are looking to complete a major goal. In both, the outcome is a boost in confidence, conditioning, mood, and outlook.
...everybody has limited time to unleash a limitless potential – act on it.
You're lucky if you have 75 good years to live on this planet. In the meantime, there are forces out there at work to ensure this time is spent toiling away or in existential misery. Don't give in to these forces. At the end of the day, with the right mindset, you can reject almost any of these forces to varying degrees and take the reins of your own life. Do the things that make you happy, improve your well-being, enrich your relationships, and leave you with satisfaction and not regret.
Q: What do you mean when you say "be proactive" ?
A: Although it would appear that PROACTIVE is based solely on hiking and getting outdoors, it isn't simply referring to physical activity. Although we primarily encourage exercise, staying fit, and good health, we also want our members to "seize the day" and strive to achieve progress in all aspects of their life. Don't like your job? Find a new path. Feel like the crowd around you is dragging you down? Break out on your own and find the right people for you. Have a great idea for a business or creative project? Act on it and make it happen. Simply put, don't just expect good things to happen, get out there and at least try to make them happen!
Q: What are the goals of PROACTIVE ?
A: In addition to continuing to inspire, educate, and motivate our members through outdoor events, our goals include...
Continue expanding our ranks and build a ever-expanded network of like-minded individuals.
Work to conserve and improve the nature areas in our region through clean-up initiatives and education.
Support and contribute to charitable causes that are important to our group at large.
Expand the PROACTIVE Challenge in 2024 as we continue our successful test run this year.
Provide support to our members to complete a number of adjacent creative and professional projects.
Develop and release the PROACTIVE app, which is envisioned as a digital form of the PROACTIVE Challenge.
Purchase property (eventually, properties) in one (eventually, more) of the upstate NY regions to be shared with members and to be preserved as a place from which future generations can escape and enjoy the outdoors.
Build partnerships with brands and companies that support our views and mindset.
Expand PROACTIVE into other regions by creating additional regional chapters.
Promote legislation (relating to the outdoors, health, and wellness) that supports our views and lifestyle.
Promote a PROACTIVE lifestyle.
Be Proactive. Thrive now.