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1. Be Proactive

1. Be Proactive

• Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able”.

  • They don’t blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior.
  • Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their Environment . If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn’t, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather.


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