Habit _1 Be PROACTIVE

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					7 Habits of a highly effective teen:
     Habit #1 Be Proactive
         Habit #1 Be PROACTIVE
           the day’s lesson plan
1. Introduce Proactive and Reactive Language

2. Battle of the Sexes

3. Acrostic Poem

4. Positive Promises

5. Scenarios – Proactive vs. Reactive.
What does this quote mean?




   “We are what we repeatedly do.
  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
                 habit.”
               -Aristotle
      Three types of People
• People who make
  things happen
• People who watch
  things happen
• People who
  wonder…what
  happened
    Four Human Tools
1. Self-Awareness
2. Conscience
3. Imagination
4. Willpower
  How will these tools help
    you be more proactive?
              Proactive People
           are a different breed…
Proactive People:
 Are not easily offended
 Take responsibility for their choices
 Think before they act
 Bounce back when something bad happens
 Always finds a way to make it happen
 Focus on things they can do something about, and
  don’t worry about things they can’t
                Proactive Language
 I’ll do it

 I can do better than that

 Let’s look at all our options

 I choose to

 There’s gotta be a way

 I’m not going to let your bad mood rub off on me.
             Reactive People…
             a common breed?
Reactive People:
 Are easily offended
 Focuses on the negative
 Blow off responsibilities
 Blame others
 React at the spur of
  the moment
 Get angry and say things they later regret
 Get “beat down” when something bad happens
                Reactive Language
 I’ll try

 That’s just the way I am

 There’s nothing I can do

 I have to??

 I can’t

 You ruined my day!
1.   Separate in groups of boys and girls
       - Boys are Proactive words
       - Girls are Reactive words

2.   Give the dry erase marker to one representative in your group.

3.   When I say go, the 1st representative writes down a word for their
     team on the board.

4.   Once you write down one word, hand off the marker to another
     teammate.

5.   Get as many words as you can before the time is up!
Acrostic Poem
P               R
R               E
O               A
A               C
C
                T
T
I
                I
V               V
E               E
PLAY HARD                   RESTING WHEN YOU SHOULD BE
                              WORKING
RESPECT YOUR FAMILY, YOUR
  SCHOOL                    EXPECT YOUR PARENTS TO BAIL
                              YOU OUT
OFFER TO HELP TO SOMEONE
  WHO NEEDS IT              AVOID CHALLENGES

ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR   CUT OTHERS DOWN WHEN YOU
  YOUR ACTIONS                FEEL THREATENED

                            TALK…TALK…TALK
CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
                            INSIST THAT YOU ARE RIGHT,
TAKE ACTION                   EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT

INVITE A FRIEND TO A        VENT ABOUT PROBLEMS THAT
  SCHOOL DANCE                YOU DON’T INTEND TO SOLVE


VISIT A SICK FRIEND         EXCUSES…EXCUSES…EXCUSES


ENVISION A GOAL AND MEET
  IT
           Positive Promise
 Make a positive promise to yourself
     Something that you can keep within the next 48hrs
     Write down your promise in your spiral notebook


 Come back to class and discuss how well you
  accomplished your goal with a partner.
     Was it realistic?
     Were you able to keep your promise?
Scenarios: Proactive vs. Reactive
• I need 3 volunteers who aren’t afraid to act.

• You will be given a script for 2 scenarios
     •One is for showing reactive people
     •Two is for showing proactive people