Be Proactive: Unlocking the Key to Success

Be Proactive: Unlocking the Key to Success

Habit 1, "Be Proactive," is the foundation upon which all other habits are built. By taking control of our actions and reactions, we can steer our lives in

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Slide1HA B I T  1 :   B E  P R O A C T I V E Habit 1 is the key to unlocking all the other habits

Slide2Sc e n a r i o s : • You overhear your best friend bad-mouthing you in front of a group.  She doesn’t know you overheard the conversation.  Just five minutes ago, this same friend was sweet-talking you to your face… • You’ve been working at your job in the store for over a year now and have been extremely committed and dependable.  Three months ago, a new employee joined the crew.  Recently, he was given the coveted Saturday afternoon shift, the shift you were hoping for…

Slide3“People are just about as happy asthey make up their mind to be.” – Abraham Lincoln • Two Types of People – Proactive & Reactive • Reactive = make choices based on impulse • Analogy = shaken soda can • Proactive = think before they act • Analogy = water bottle

Slide4Re a c t i v e  v s .  P r o a c t i v e L a n g u a g e • Reactive = takes power away from you • I’ll try • That’s just the way I am • There’s nothing I can do • I have to • I can’t • You ruined my day • Proactive = puts you back in control • I’ll do it • I can do better than that • Let’s look at all our options • I choose to • There’s gotta be a way • I’m not going to let your bad mood rub off on me

Slide5YOUR TURN!Workbook pgs. 40-41

Slide6Re a c t i v e  v s .  P r o a c t i v e • Reactive = always the victim • Are easily offended • Blame others • Get angry and say things they later regret • Whine & complain • Wait for things to happen to them • Change only when they have to • Proactive • are not easily offended • Take responsibility for their choices • Think before they act • Bounce back when something bad happens • Always find a way to make it happen • Focus on things they can do something about, and don’t worry about things they can’t: Look at the circle on pg. 44

Slide7Be i n g  p r o a c t i v e  m e a n s  t a k i n g  t h e h i g h  r o a d ,  w h i c h  i s  o f t e n  t h e  h a r d e r r o a d  t o  t a k e ,  b u t  i f  y o u  g e t  i n  t h e h a b i t ,  y o u  c a n  r u n  o n  a u t o p i l o t • Ex on pg. 55 • YOUR TURN – Workbook pgs. 41-42 (not the picture

Slide8Ca n - d o  v s .  N o - C a n - D o • Can do • Take initiative to make it happen • Think about solutions & options • Act • Ex:  pg. 65 • No-can-do • Wait for something to happen to them • Think about problems and barriers • Are acted upon • YOUR TURN: Workbook pgs. 51-52

Slide9Ju s t  P u s h  P a u s e • So when you feel like you might react badly to someone, something, push pause & use the following 4 tools: • Self-Awareness:  I can stand apart from myself & observe my thoughts & actions • Conscience:  I can listen to my inner voice to know right from wrong • Imagination:  I can envision new possibilities • Willpower:  I have the power to choose • Ex:  Pg. 68-69

Slide10“So much has been give to me.  Ihave no time to ponder that which has been denied.”  -Helen Keller • Turning Setbacks into Triumph:  Ex on pg. 57 • Workbook pgs. 46-47 (whole class)