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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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Frances Denning

on 14 February 2013

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Habit #7
Sharpen the saw:
Renew yourself regularly Habit #6 Synergize:
Work together achieve more. Habit #4
Think Win-Win:
Have an everyone-can-win attitude. Habit #5
Seek first to understand, Then to be understood: Listen to people sincerely Habit #3
Put first things first:
Prioritize, and do the most important things first. Habit #2
Begin with the end in mind:
Define your mission and goals in life. Habit #1
Be Proactive:
Take responsibility for you life. What are habits?
Habits are things we do repeatedly, but we are usually unaware of them. Some habits are good such as, exercising regularly and planning ahead. Some habits are bad like thinking negatively, feeling inferior, and blaming others. These habits will make or break where will your habits take you? Remember "We first make our habits then our habits make us" by English Poet There are 7 habits to being an highly effective teenager. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens How can Habits help you!?
Get control of your life
Make smarter decisions
Improve relationships
Overcome addiction
Define your values
Find balance between school, work, friends, and everything else Paradigms and Principles:
What you see is what you get. Friend Centered:
Don't become to friend oriented. They may be a huge influence on your life now but in a few years they may not be that important. Sometime friends can be great, sometimes they fake, but you need to learn to not let them control your life. INSIDE OUT.
You need to start fixing whats inside of you before you can fix your outside. You need to start with man in the mirror. DO SMALL ACTS OF KINDESS
Do random acts of kindness to help others rather than yourself. Sometimes it can be a small thing like saying hi to someone in the hall whom you normally would not to giving up your bus seat for someone else. BE HONEST AND RENEW YOURSELF
Always be honest because in the end honest it the best policy
Take time every now and then to renew yourself. If you don't you may lose yourself. KEEP PROMISES TO YOURSELF.
Before you can make
promises to others,
you need to learn
how to keep
promises to
yourself. (cc) photo by tudor on Flickr Personal Bank Account Habit #2
Begin With the End in Mind TAP INTO YOUR TALENTS
Finding and then developing a talent, hobby, or special interest can be one of the single greatest deposit you can make to your PBA. Stuff Centered
You should never become too materialistic because in the end it will not matter who had the best clothes or the most expensive shoes. School Centered
School can be one of the most important things in your life but you need to make sure it doen't consume your life Parent Centered:
Your parents are a great source of guidance but trying to please them amoung everything else can consume you. Boyfriend/Girlfriend Centered:
Independence is attractive. Boyfriend and Girlfriends center around echother are always breaking up and getting back together. Their relationship has deteriorated, their emotional lives and identities are so intertwined they can never fully let go of eachother. Habit #1: Be Proactive Proactive People make choices based on values. They think before they act. They recognize they can't control everything that happens to them but they can control what they do about it. The Procrastinator
Exam is tomorrow
Friend becomes
Late for work
Project due
Car breaks down The Prioritizer
Planning, goal setting
Essay is due in a week
Relaxation The Yes-Man
unimport phone calls are taken
Other peoples small problems
Peer Pressure The Slacker
Too much T.V.
Endless phonecalls
Excessive computer games


T What's the difference between important and urgent?
Important- your most important things, your first things, activities that contribute to your mission or your goals.
Urgent- pressing things, in your face things, activities that demand immediate attention Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 4:
Think Win-Win The Twin Tumors
Competing- It is healthy
for all of us to have a little
competion with yourselves,
but it's unhealthy to
compete with others in a
negative way.
Comparing- It is unhealthy for you to
compare yourself to someone else
because we all develop at a different
rate. Comparing is only good when comparing against your own potentional. Ways of Win and Lose
Win-Lose: The Totem Pole.
Lose-Win:The Doormat.
Lose-Lose:The Downward Spiral.
Win-Win:The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet. Habit 5:
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. Communication with people is key. You need to pay attention not only to what the person is saying but what tone they are using. 53%
Body Language 40%
Feeling 7%
Words 5 Poor Listening Skills
Spacing out
Pretending ot listen
Selective hearing
Word listening
Self-centered listening Habit 6:
Synergize Shunner's Profile: These type of people are afraid of differences. they are convinced their ways is the right and best way. Tolerator's Profile: These type of people beileve that everyone has the right to be different. These people will not shunn diversity but they will not embrace it. Celebrator's Profile: These people will celebrate everyones differnces. They believe that 2 different people work better together than 2 people who are alike. Proactive or reactive the Choice is yours Proactive People Reactive People Forgive
Confront calmly and share how you feel Proactive people are like water. Shake them up all you want and there is no fizzing bubbling or pressure. They are calm, cool, and in control. Reactive people act on impulse. Reactive people are like a can of pop. If you shake it a bit the pressure builds up and they suddenly explode. Examples Tell someone off then hit them
Go into depression
Silent treatment
Spread rumors Baby Steps: The next time someone flips you off, give them the peace sign back
Listen carefully to your words today. Count how many times you use reactive language, such as "you make me... "I have to..." "why can't they..." "I can't.."
Do something today that you have wanted to do but never dared. Leave your comfort zone.
Write yourself a Post-it not: I will not let....Decide how I'm going to feel today"
Be the first to apologize
Identify something in your control circle of no control that you are always worring about. Decide to drop it.
Push pause before you react
Use your tool of self-awareness right now by asking yourself, "What is my most unhealthy habit?" Use your tools: SELF-AWARENESS I can stand apart from my self and observe my thoughts and actions. Conscience I can listen to my inner voice to know right from wrong Imagination I can envision new possibilities Will Power I have the power to choose Developing a clear picture of where you want to go with your life. It means deciding what your values are and setting goals. The Crossroads of life The path you choose today can shape you forever. What About friends? What a powerful influence your friends have on you attitide, reputation, and direction! We to often choose our friends based on who ever would accept us. Sometimes it is better to have no friends than to have the wrong friends. What about school? What you do or don't about your schooling can also shape you for your future in a major way. Thinking of the consequences of not doing your homework or failing a test. And preparing for college. Who's in the lead? Getting to synergy
Action Plan
Define the Problem or Opportunity
Their Way- Seek to first undersstand the ideas of others.
My Way -Seek to be understood by sharing your ideas.
Brainstom-Create new options and ideas.
High Way-Find the best solution Habit 7
Sharpen the Saw Ten Ways to Sharpen the Saw
Eat good foods
Relax in the bathtub
Lift weights
Get enough sleep
Practice yoga
Play sports
Take walks
Stretch out
Do an aerobics workout The other reason to create a vision is that if you don't, someone else will do it for you. Perhaps friends, parents, or the media. A personal Mission Statment. The best way to develop a plan is to write it out. A personal mission statment is like a motto that states what your life is about. This is like a blue print to your life. review it every day and let it help you guid your life. An important part of your mission statement is discovering what you are good at. Method #1 Quote collection
Method #2 The Brain Dump
Method #3 The Retreat
Methid #4 The Big Lazy Three Watch-Outs #1 Negative Labels:
If you've been falsely labled, you can live with it. The real damage comes when you start to beleive the labels yourself. #2 "It's All Over" Syndrome:
watch out for when you make a mistake and you feel so bad that you say "its over. I have blown it." Its never over. Teenagers make mistakes like they are testing the boundries of life but its normal. #3 Wrong Wall:
Have you ever worked so hard at something then felt empty inside? We try so hard to get something that we loose sight of the far more important things. Make small shifts instead of large ones. Go for the goal:
-Set small goals for your self break down your mission statment into small pieces and acheive them . Turning weakness into strengh:
People who lack the native physical, social, or mental gifts they desire must fight just that much harder. Make your life extraordanary:
Since your destiny is not yet determined, why not make it extraordinary and leave a lasting legacy? The Habits What legacy do you want to leave behind? NOW GO OUT THERE AND GET IT! So, whats a paradigm? First, they are all perceptions about the way things are. Second, they are all inaccurate or incomplete, even though the people who said them are convinced they are true. So, Paradigm means perceptions. People have perceptions of themselves as well as others. What are your preceptions of yourself? What are some common perceptions that teenagers have?
Principles: What are your driving forces? Ex. Have you ever seen a flock of geese heading south for the winter? Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create a better solution thatn either could alone. The Perfect Center is Principle Centered!!
Example of Principles: Hard Work
What are some of your principles Proactive Reactive
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