Summary of my learnings from Steve Covey’s book
Pro-active people – people who focus their efforts on things which they can
do something about; and 2. Reactive people, who blame, accuse, behave like victims, pick on other people’s weaknesses, and complain about external factors over which they have no control (for example, the weather). Pro-active people are responsible for their own lives. Covey breaks down the work responsibility into two parts: response (especially choosing a response)
Pro-active people recognise their responsibility to make things happen. Those
who allow their feelings to control their actions have abdicated responsibility and empowered their feelings. When pro-active people make a mistake, they not only recognise it as such and acknowledge it, they also correct it if possible and, most importantly, learn from it.