YES...please send me Be conscious. Using reactive language absolves you of responsibility but also makes you powerless: “I am not responsible. As the comments also make clear – it IS totally doable EVEN IF you have a busy family. View all posts by Alex Czartoryski. More recently businesses have been using proactive PR to gain and create positive media coverage. What is the difference between “proactive” and “reactive” suicide risk assessment and management of individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)? I do get hungry sometimes.. crisis management. Give it a chance!”, “I am a mother of two and my youngest child is three. These are proactive stud… Many people believe that if there is no pain or struggle, you not doing it right. Even if someone else is mostly to blame, you can’t do anything about the past but learn a lesson for yourself next time. ... “I can”, “I will”, “I want to”. Drinking water helps!”, After starting off reactively, I’m thrilled that this woman rallied…”I gave up as well but then I gave it a 2nd try and make the same meals all week and prepped. At work, we can realize quitting is actually always an option. I want to challenge you to do so for a day. By being reactive with your language, you reinforce that you are powerless. Proactive Vs Reactive Behaviour — You Choose. REACTIVE“I wish I could take 6 months off and travel the world but I can’t because I have to work and I don’t have enough vacation.”, PROACTIVE #1“Although I would love to take 6 months off and travel, my financial security and my career are currently more important to me. Did you notice how often food prep came up in the proactive comments above? Watch your language. We could also avoid thinking about past failures past the point that there’s a lesson to learn. What is the difference between “proactive” and “reactive” suicide risk assessment and management of individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)? In situations where emotions of anger, fear, doubt, hurt and other emotions are your drivers, you are much more likely to find yourself being reactive rather than proactive, leading to depression and anxiety. They need to do a better job next time.”, YOUR FAULT“The project failed because I did not mobilize the marketing department effectively. Proactive Vs Reactive Behaviour — You Choose. Changing to PROACTIVE language can have a profound effect on your life: “I DON’T WANT to do that because I WANT to do this”. They choose appropriate responses. It got me thinking about how our self talk affects our ability to succeed with the 21 Day Fix (or any other health and fitness program). It’s TOTALLY free. Reactive Language. The scientific answer is:... Not ready for P90X? Listen to yourself. So why do we use those words? One thing Covey suggests doing to take a more proactive and less reactive posture towards life is to watch your language for reactive or proactive phrases. It includes seven daily color coded menus, the grocery shopping list to go with them, and a 21 Day Fix food list cheatsheet that you can hang on your fridge for reference. By being precise and truthful with your language, you accept responsibility for your choices and gain the power to change those choices and to change your situation. The Difference Between Reactive vs Proactive Language. You’re touching on adopting an internal locus of control. They look for alternatives. Most of us tend to use reactive language in our day to day lives: “I CAN’T do this because I MUST do that”. According to Stephen Covey, highly effective people choose to be proactive—in both life and language. But asking these questions is important and empowers you to change. That’s because food prep is key to success with ANY nutrition program. If I’m not already coaching you…why not??? I totally believe in this program. I looked at it & put it all back in the box. There is nothing I can do about it”. They aren’t controlled by their feelings. People speaking reactively about a fitness and nutrition program sound like this: Here are some actual reactive comments that real people made on my 21 Day Fix ad: People speaking proactively about a fitness and nutrition program sound like this: Here are some actual proactive comments made by real people on the 21 Day Fix ad: When you see it written down like this, it’s really clear, isn’t it? I hope this all helps you understand the power of reactive vs proactive language when it comes to success with your health and fitness journey—really, ALL areas of your life. It’s a powerful concept, and I suspect it’s molded and reinforced to no small degree by the language we use. It is their prefixes that make all the difference. In the practice, this is the only aspect I disagree with, among all. In small businesses, it is important to consider and plan both proactive and reactive … It helps if your determined to get to your goal. Sometimes we forget that. Until you can honestly say that “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday” you cannot say “I choose otherwise”. What influences your language? There’s a fair body of research showing that “internals” tend to do better at work and have better health. And I have a husband who is doing the meal plan and two kids.”, “I put in about 30+ hours to figure this out, and I have 4 other people that I provide for. The moment you blame another person or some external circumstance, you become powerless to change the results: THEIR FAULT“The project failed because we didn’t get enough support from the marketing department. Love this program! Explain the difference between proactive and reactive strategies. I love it. How you speak guides how you see the world. Is it reactive or proactive? If i can do it anyone can. If you haven't already gotten it (and you're not a Beachbody coach), sign up below to get my FREE 21 Day Fix meal plan. Fixing reactive language is simple, but NOT easy. It’s about making your health and fitness a top priority—and proactively going after your goal. This happens to be something I enjoy reading about in my free time. The difference between these two approaches is the perspective each one provides in assessing actions and events. While all try to grasp them, there are very few who try to verify and learn by experimenting. I am BUSY but i made time a couple times a week to meal plan, its not hard. Why? In a class, there are 30 students and the teacher explains the concepts to all of them. Always blame yourself. This is not assertive language, it brings communication problems and is not effective, not efficient in the long run. Analyse your past mistakes. Here’s the difference between reactive vs proactive language. This video explains the differences between a proactive and reactive mindset. To be successful with the 21 Day Fix, or any fitness program, you have to be conscious of your thoughts because thoughts become things. Do more of what influences you to speak proactively and less of what influences you to speak reactively. What are the differences between the reactive, defensive, accommodative, and proactive approaches to stakeholder relationships? The more responsibility you take, the more power you have to change. For “proactive” risk management, the best approach to suicide prevention hinges on the assessment of risk in a proactive, structured, and ongoing manner. Never blame others for failures. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The key difference between proactive and reactive strategies is that the proactive strategy is avoiding the situation by foreseeing, whereas reactive strategy is responding after an incident has occurred.. Great thoughts, Alex. Pain and struggle often mean you are being reactive rather than proactive. This subtle change in language can make a huge positive impact in your life. Alex is the director of digital marketing for Manitobah Mukluks, Canada’s fastest growing footwear brand, where he helps the luxury winter boot manufacturer accelerate growth profitably via digital marketing. Traditionally PR was reactive i.e. I will tell you this – the people you surround yourself have a HUGE impact on your language, so be selective! It took the guess work out of everything!”, “It’s actually one of the easiest plans I’ve ever done.”, “It’ll work if you want it to, lifestyle change is key..being prepared and having the right attitude.”, “Just started the program!