7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Nick Young and Bryce Kingsolver

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The seven habits described by Sean Covey help the reader achieve the status of an effective member of society. Using the seven habits: Be Proactive, Begin with the end in mind, Put first Things first, Think Win-Win, Seek first to understand then to be understood, Synergize, and sharpen the saw teens can win personal battles (habits 1-3) or public battles (habits 5-6) or even rejuvenate themselves when they feel as though they are not in peak performance (habit 7). This book is completely centered on the personal advancement of it’s readers as it gives stories of people and how they were able to the habits to use in their life and how it changed them, these stories help the reader perceive how the habits will help them in their own lives. This book is one for teens how feel as though the world is out to get them and need a place to lean on, not only will it provide the reader with help but also give them a look at what others see in them.

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The seven habits written about in the book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is meant to provide the teen in today's society with weapons needed to provide themselves and others with the information needed to better their lives. The author Sean Covey gives stories from real teens on how they used the seven habits to help them in the situation they live in. His own words provide a bit of a context for how a prolonged use of the habits can provide a healthy and stable life.

Habits 1-3, or Be proactive, Begin with the end in mind, and put first things first, are the habits that teach you to be more proactive towards yourself and how you go about encouraging yourself and pushing yourself to a goal and working on your personal relationship. These three habits are meant to help you overcome any self doubts about not reaching a goal because they help you plan for the future and make sure you reach that goal on time.

Habits 4-6, or Think Win-Win, Seek first to understand then to be understood, and Synergize, are the habits that help you work with other to achieve a common goal. These habits help you restore and effectively use relationships with the people around you and achieve a better team that will work more efficiently and effectively.

Habit 7 is your habit for rest and relaxation to help recharge the batteries or “Sharpen the Saw” as the name would suggest, it is the habit you use when you are feeling exhausted or just need to reset yourself. Habit 7 is the recliner and glass of lemonade in your hectic life that gives you a chance to slow down.

The book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is useful for any teen looking for a confidence booster or a reason why no one wants to work with them on projects. This book helps teens understand that what is happening to them is no one’s fault but their own, but it doesn’t only address whose fault things are, but it also helps teens understand what they need to do to build themselves a life that they can be happy and proud of.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is having troubles finding out what do with their lives, as a teen that is. This book is especially helpful if you find yourself blaming others for things that are actually your own fault. You need to be able to hold yourself accountable for the things that you are doing wrong, and this book will help you be able to fix those things if you listen to what Sean Covey writes.