Sean Covey presents

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Seven Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

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Habit 1

Be Proactive

Being proactive means taking responsibility for your life. Listen to your language.. Are you speaking proactive or reactive? Do you have a can-do attitude or do you just wait around for something to happen in your life?

Habit 2

Begin With the End in Mind

Control your own destiny or someone else will! Do you want to go to college or graduate school? What will you stand for? What type of friends do you want to have? Should you try out for that team? All of your answers to these questions affect your future in some way believe it or not!

Habit 3

Put First Things First

Think about your priorities. Do you put the most important things first? For example, when you arrive home from school what do you do first? Do you finish up your homework or do you lounge around and wait until the last minute to even start?

Habit 4

Think Win-Win

Win-Lose is full of pride. Don't feel bad if you think that way sometimes because many people were raised up to be. However, win-win situations always come out to create more. Sean Covey, the author of 7 Habits, calls this an endless buffet. For example, you just recently got a promotion at the burger joint you work at. Usually, you will share the praise and recognition with the people who helped you reach this point of your life. This creates a win-win situation because you are thrilled to have the new promotion and you thanked the people that helped you along the way.

Habit 5

Seek First to Understand

This habit is the key to communication. Why? A human's heart deepest need is to be understood. This habit helps with respecting others and letting them know that they are valued for who they are. Basically, listen to what the other person is saying to you before going off trying to find a resolution with no details.

Habit 6

Synergize

Synergy is teamwork, open mindedness, finding new and better lives, and celebrating differences. Synergy is not working independently, thinking you're always right, compromising, or tolerating differences. Working together we can do 10x more than we could trying to handle everything ourselves.

Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw

Also known as "Take time for a time-out"! To sharpen the saw is basically to put your life on pause and just take a breather. Everyone seems to become so tangled up in their everyday lives and often forget that they need to slow it down and relax every once in awhile.

Hannah Beasley

7th Period