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Habit 1: Be Proactive

The Habit of Choice

Habit 1: Be Proactive
The Habit of Choice

Proactive people choose their own way and take responsibility for the results.  You are being proactive when you:
  • Remain calm.
  • Take responsibility.
  • Think before acting.
  • Focus on solutions.
  • Take initiative to make things happen.
  • See alternatives, not roadblocks.
  • Focus on what you can influence.
Kid Language
You're in Charge:  I am a responsible person.  I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Ways to practice Be Proactive:
  • Start sentences with “I choose to…” “I get to…” “I want to…” “I can…”
  • The next time you feel bored, do something nice for someone else.
  • Try doing something today that you’ve always been scared to do. Make a new friend or raise your hand in class.
  • If you do something wrong, say you’re sorry before someone asks you to apologize.