Today, I’m going to tell you about a book I read and before you get all Dhruva that’s boring let me tell you this will help you a lot! So, let’s get right into it. The name of the book is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and is written by Sean Covey who got the idea of the book from his Dad: Stephen R. Covey who wrote “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”.
Habit one is Be proactive which is easily visualized by an analogy. A reactive person is like a bottle of Soda, full of carbonation and when life shakes them up a bit they explode. A proactive person is like water and knows that they can’t control what happens to them but they can control what they do about it. They often stop and think before acting and make decisions based on values. A person who is reactive will often say things like “you ruined my day “and “If my chem teacher wasn’t such a jerk I would be doing well”. Notice that the reactive vocabulary puts the remote control to your life in someone or something else’s hand. Proactive language does the exact opposite. Reactive people also feel easily victimized and blame everything on something or someone else. Proactive people have a can-do attitude and look at everything in a half glass full kind of way this attitude also lets them turn setbacks into triumphs.