BYU-Idaho Learning Model
  • Prepare: Spend at least 30 minutes thoroughly studying the information listed below.
  • Teach One Another: Spend 10-15 minutes teaching the associated principle to an individual or group.
  • Ponder and Prove: Reflect on each principle and complete an improvement goal. 

definition

Of a person, policy, or action: creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

questions
  • How does our gift of agency relate to being proactive?
  • What are the benefits when it comes to being proactive?
  • How would you respond to an employee who proactively served you?
  • How do you see church leaders of this dispensation and those in New Testament times act proactively? 

quotes

“Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.” -Kenny Loggins

“The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.” -Stephen Covey

“The weaker mind reacts.” -Toba Beta

“Remember, action today can prevent a crisis tomorrow.” -Steve Shallenberger

LDS Quotes

“If you stumble, rise up, go on.” -President Packer

“Live your life to be a good example of what you believe.” -Elder Robert D. Hales

“We can become the masters of our own destinies by practicing self-discipline and by setting worthy goals that will lead to higher ground so that we can become what our Heavenly Father wants us to become.” -Elder M. Russell Ballard

“To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never done before.” -Elder Richard G. Scott

“Your Eternal destiny will not be the result of chance but of choice. It is never too late to choose eternal life.” -Randall K. Bennett