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Habit 1 Be Proactive



A presenation on how to develop proactivity.

A presenation on how to develop proactivity.



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  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Proactively Defined
    PROACTIVITY = Human beings are responsible for our own behavior!
    Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.
    We have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen.
    RESPONSIBILITY: “Response – ability” Ability to choose your response.
  • Proactive Vs. Reactive
    Proactive People
    Do not Blame anyone or anything.
    Behavior is a product of their conscious choice, based on values.
    They carry their whether with them.
    They are still influenced by external stimulus – but their response is value based choice or response.
    Reactive People
    Blame circumstances, conditions & conditioning.
    Behavior is a product of their conditions, based on feelings.
    If whether is good, they feel good, if it is bad, they feel bad.
    Reactive people build their lives around others emotions.
  • No One Can Hurt You Without Your Consent
    Freedom to Choose
  • It is not what happens to us, but our responses to what happens to us that hurts us.
    3 Central Values – Victor Frankl
    The Experiential: that which happens to us
    The Creative: that which we bring into existence
    The Attitudinal: Our response in difficult situations
    What matters most is how we respond to what we experience in life!
  • Taking the Initiative: Act or Be Acted Upon
    Our basic nature is to act, and not be acted upon
    Use your R and I – Resourcefulness and Initiative
    Proactivity: 5000+ % difference in effectiveness
    Listening to Our Language
  • Serenity Prayer
    Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • Expanding the Circle of Influence
    Be a better listener
    Be more loving
    Be a better learner
    Be a dedicated worker
    Be Happy - genuinely Smile 
  • Making and Keeping Commitments
    At the very heart of our Circle of Influence is the ability to make and keep commitments and promises.
    The commitments we make to ourselves and others, and our integrity to those commitments is the clear manifestation of our Proactivity.
  • Proactivity – 30 Day Test
    Try to see…
    How we Make and Keep Commitments?
    How do we handle traffic jam?
    How do we react to irate customer?
    How do you react to upset relative?
    How we view our problems?
    Where we focus our energies?
  • Proactivity – 30 Day Test
    Work Only on Your Circle of Influence
    Make small promises and keep them
    Be a light, not a judge
    Be a model, not a critic
    Be part of the solution, not part of the problem
    When you make a mistake, acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.
    Don’t get into blaming and accusing mode.
    Work on things you have control over.
    Work on You!