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by Dr De La Flor
Coaching Corner
A motivational guru was once asked about the most important habit. He responded “being proactive.” He explained that being proactive was the one action that provides the foundation for all the other habits.

Coaching Corner

Tenerife - 09.05.2011 - The key to being proactive is remembering that between stimulus and response, there is a space. That space represents our choice and how we will choose to respond to any given situation, person, thought or event.


Let’s try to spend a few minutes pondering the importance of this habit. After all, being proactive means saying “I am responsible for me, and I can choose.” Let’s try for the next two weeks to refresh this “proactive mentality” every single morning; be proactive in whatever goals we set, whatever personal and or professional goals we want to achieve.

Talk to you in a couple of weeks.

Dr. De La Flor, licensed G.P. /Family Doctor, holds certificates in coaching, nutrition and medical exercise from Berkeley University and the American Council on Exercise. His medical approach is highly influenced by Positive Psychology; an empowering, encompassing way of approaching patients through the study of their strengths and virtues to enable them to thrive and lead fulfilling lives, accept the past, find happiness in the present, and hope for the future. You can reach the doctor at 00-34-697.888.666 to schedule a consultation in his surgery or in your home/business.

This article appears in the print edition 642 of Island Connections

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