Taking action is important because that’s how problems are solved. If you don’t take action, nothing will change and the problem will continue to be a problem. The key, of course, is figuring out which action will give you the best results.
There are usually lots of different ways to respond to a problem. As a WITS Leader, your responsibility is to choose the action that will have the best results.
If you want to be a WITS Leader, you need to become really good taking action to respond to problems. Here are some tips to help you:
Don’t be a bystander – Bystanders are people who just stand on the sidelines, watching things happen without doing anything to get involved. And because they do nothing to help solve a problem, they are actually allowing the problem to continue. If you see a problem, don’t be a bystander. Take action and seek help!
Make predictions about outcomes – When faced with a problem, think about all the possible ways you could respond to help solve the problem. Try to predict the possible result of your action. Role playing the situation with a parent or a friend can help you figure out which action is likely to have the best outcome.
Now you really know how to Act. You’re well on your way to becoming a WITS Leader! Ready to learn the next LEADS strategy? Click on the D below!