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Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Highly effective people take initiative and do not set self-imposed limits.

They recognize their power to shape their character through their actions.

Actionable Steps:

  • Replace "I can't do anything" with "Let's think about some options."
  • Change "That's just me" to "I can change the way I am"
  • Instead of "He drives me up the wall," say "I can choose how I'll let him affect me"
  • Transform "I can't" or "I have to" into "I will decide, and I will choose."


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"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" outlines principles for personal and professional effectiveness. By internalizing these habits, individuals can improve their character and lead productive, fulfilling lives.

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  • Proactive people use their power tools: self-awareness,conscience,imagination and willpower.
  • Proactive people make choices based on values. They think before they act.
  • They use 'Proactive language' like, instead of saying" I can't, they say, " there's gotta be a way."

Types of people

Types of people

Category 1: Losers

People who always see negative in everything and put in the least amount of effort or no effort at all. They are least bothered about what is happening around them. They will only crib and complain about how the world is. They will say someth...

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