“Look at the word responsibility—'response-ability'—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling.” –Stephen R. Covey http://pinterest.com/pin/24066179228855335; http://facebook.com/186870734710016
Proactive 'The 7 habits of high effective people' by Stephen Covey. The habit is that successful people are proactive instead of reactive. In any given situation we can either react to a stimulus or we can be proactive and choose our response.