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The 7 Habits Signature Series: Habit 1 Be Proactive

Habit 1 Be Proactive: The Habit of Choice (The 7 Habits): Stephen ...

The 7 Habits Signature Series

Habit 1 Be Proactive

by Stephen Covey


– To know and not to do is really not to know.

– The results we get in life depends on what we do.

– Habits are powerful and they determine our level of effectiveness or ineffectiveness.

– We must be proactive, then begin with the end goal in mind, and then we must put first things first.

– If you want significant breakthroughs, you must change your paradigm, how you see things. If you change how you see things, you would change how you feel and act.

– It’s not what people do to us that hurts us, it is our chosen response that hurts us.

– Learn to be happy with what you have, not with what you will have.

– The normal paradigm is to think that everything around us must change before we change, but the proactive paradigm is to say I must change and then everything around me will change.

– When we blame situations and people’s for our problems, we are not being responsible – “response-able”. We must take responsibility in order to change things.

– If you want to improve any situation, you must improve the one thing that you have control of, yourself.

– Happiness like unhappiness is a proactive choice.

– If you start thinking that the problem is out there, you must stop yourself because your thought is the problem.

– We are responsible for our own effectiveness and happiness.

– Knowing that we are responsible (response-able) is key to our effectiveness.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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