Habit 1: Be Proactive

The Habit of Choice

Proactive Behavior vs. Reactive Behavior

Reactive people allow outside influences (moods, feelings, and circumstances) to control their response.


Proactive people pause to allow themselves the freedom to choose their response based on principles and desired results. Their freedom to choose expands as they wisely use the space between stimulus and response.

"When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor Frankl