<ul><li>Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is recognizing that we are responsibly for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or conditions. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Individuals, families, teams and organizations shape their own future by first creating a mental vision for any project, large or small, personal or interpersonal. They don’t just live day-to-day with no clear purpose in mind. They identify and commit themselves to the principles, relationships and purposes that matter most to them </li></ul>
<ul><li>Putting first things first means organizing and executing around your most important priorities. Whatever the circumstance, it is living and being driven by the principles you value most, not by the urgent agendas and forces surrounding you. </li></ul>
<ul><li>I s a frame of mind and heart that seeks mutual benefit and mutual respect in all interactions. It’s thinking in terms of abundance and opportunity rather than scarcity and adversarial competition. It’s not thinking selfishly (win-lose) or like a martyr (lose-win). It’s thinking in terms of 'we' not 'me'. </li></ul>
<ul><li>When we listen with the intent to understand others, rather than with the intent to reply, we begin true communication and relationship building. Opportunities to then speak openly and to be understood come much more naturally and easily. Seeking to understand takes consideration: seeking to be understood takes courage. </li></ul>
<ul><li>It is the third alternative – not my way, not your way, but a third way that is better than either of us. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the fruit of respecting, valuing, and even celebrating one another’s differences. It’s about solving problems and working out differences. It’s the kind of creative cooperation of 1+1=3, 11, 111… or more. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Is about constantly renewing ourselves in the four basic areas of life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual. It’s the habit that increases our capacity to live all other habits of effectiveness. </li></ul>
PROACTIVE Making things happen or change rather than reacting to events. CHOICE If you have a choice, you can choose between several things. FREEDOM [unc/coun] the right to do what you want without being controlled or restricted by anyone. MOOD The way you feel [countable]at a particular time. BLAME [transitive] to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad. TEAM Noun [coun] A group of people who play a game or sport together against another group. PURPOSE [countable usually singular] the purpose of something is what it is intended to achieve. PRIORITY Noun.[unc/coun] the thing that you think is most important and that needs attention before anything else SCARCITY [singular] a situation in which there is not enough of something. Scarcity of… RELATIONSHIP [coun]the way in which two people or two groups feel about each other and behave towards each other.
INTENT Noun. [uncountable] formal what you intend to do [intention]. SEEK Verb. Formal to try to achieve or get something. COURAGE Noun. [uncountable]The quality of being brave when you are in danger, in pain, in a difficult situation .
Begin with the end in mind. Think win-win <ul><li>It means that, as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. </li></ul>This is Covey's habit of communication, and it's extremely powerful. This habit means organizing and executing around your most important priorities. People can seek mutual benefit in all human interactions. Principle-based behavior . This is the habit of leading oneself that is, towards what you consider your aims. This is the habit of creative co-operation - the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts This is the habit of self renewal into four parts: the spiritual, mental, physical and the social/emotional, which all need feeding and developing. Synergize Sharpen the saw Put first things first Be proactive Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
<ul><li>A _________ person is a person that makes things happen or change. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a __________, you can choose between several things. </li></ul><ul><li>No democracy can exist without _________ of speech and of the press. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m happy! I’m in a good ________ today. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't ________me - it's not my fault. </li></ul><ul><li>She is a member of this group, she is a part of this _________. </li></ul><ul><li>The _________ of conducting a business is to make money. </li></ul><ul><li>List your tasks in order of _________ (=most important first). </li></ul>
9. There is a_________ of employment opportunities. 10- I have quite a good __________with my parents. 11. Do you think the President will_________ re-election? 12. _________ is the quality of being brave when you are in danger, in pain or in a difficult.