If a dog walks into a middle of a board meeting, everyone is going to notice. Because we notice things change. We can’t help it.
We are often trained to then react to the world in order to improve our chances of survival.
For instance, we see storm clouds, we take shelter. The proactive part is deciding beforehand to build a place for refuge.
Indeed, when we invest time and energy into more resilient systems then we don’t have to rely on things always going right for us to make it.
Regardless of what happens next, we can choose to go forward. However, that is different than preparing for every scenario. You can’t. And frankly, you shouldn’t. The goal is resilient enough to get to the places we want to explore with our art without needing to abandon ship every time the wind changes.