Be pro - active

Be pro - active

The first habit from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is “Be Proactive.” The visual suggestion from yesterday’s video is a pro football player. My favorite ‘pro’ in a football uniform is Warren Beatty in his 1978 movie Heaven Can Wait. You can choose the player of your choice to help you remember to be proactive.

from Stephen Covey’s site-

Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life.

Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power–you have the freedom to choose your response. one of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language–I can, I will, I prefer, etc.

Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas–Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.

Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work.

Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive.