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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Transcript of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Make a schedule and put things that are most important to you first then worry about the rest.
Understand Then Be Understood
Listen to others with intent of listening not replying.
Sharpen the Saw
Exercise, Eating Right, Stress Management
If you're planning on dropping out of high school, prepare yourself for the future by repeating aloud each day, "I'm looking forward to low paying jobs for the rest of my life."
•Don't just live your life day to day.
Begin with the End in Mind
Put First Things First
Think outside of the box.
Attempt to prevent problems instead of just reacting to them.
•Know your principals, values, relationships and purposes.
Work with other people rather than
trying to compete with them
Work as a team
Value Clarification & Commitment, Study & Meditation, Getting in touch with your religion
•Set goals and strive to commit to those goals.
Work First, Then Play
List Three Benefits of finishing high-school and going to college.
One night this week, get a solid eight or nine hours of sleep and see how good you feel at school the next day.
Take the week-long "
." Go for sevens whole days without TV, movies, computers, video games, and so on, and see how much time you save. Using the computer for homework is allowed.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? Brainstorm a quick list of ideas as to how you might get there someday.
If one of your teachers ever offer extra credit, do it!
Go out of your way to development a good relationship with one of your teachers.
pay a compliment.
Develop a homework routine and make it a priority. Set apart certain hours each day to study.
Think of someone you know who has a job you would like to have one day. Ask them if you could shadow them on the job one day.
What topic would you really like to learn more about?
How might you learn more?
Books, magazines to read:
Web sites to explore:
People to talk to:
Classes to take:
Places to visit:
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc., was let go from his own company in 1985. Jobs could of retired with millions of dollars but instead he founded NeXT, a workstation computer retailer. Later he helped found Pixar. In 1996, Steve Jobs got his job at Apple back and Apple's stocks began to soar due to his proactive attitude.
Last year I failed a test because I never studied for it until the last minute. I failed to be proactive.
"Would you please tell me which way I ought to walk from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to go," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the Cat.
-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
In the book series, The Youngest Templar, Tristan (the main character) dreams of one day becoming something greater. He dreamed of being a Templar. Through a long, hard journey with one set goal Tristan became what he wanted.
Just a few years ago there was a flight of one of the major airlines from New York to Miami. The crew began to make preparations for landing when they noticed that the light, which indicates that the landing gear was down, did not come on.
The Captain instructed the Engineer to get a new bulb, and he began to work on the light trying to get it to come on. The Co-pilot who was supposed to be landing the plane, also got pre-occupied with this little light and he and the captain together began to thump and to pound on the light trying to get it to come on. Well, in the meantime, no one thought to abort the landing or to manually lower the landing gear.
While that crew was focusing in on a faulty light bulb that plane crashed into the Everglades and over one hundred people lost their lives.
Everyday I go home and do my homework before I do anything.
Voiced By Donald Beck
This past baseball season the Boston Red Sox won the world series. They did this by working as a team and training together.
The last group project I did in the Middle School,I did all the work myself. My team failed to synergize.
After interrupting me for the 3rd or 4th time, I finally ask him "Do you want to hear anything I have to say?" He apologizes profusely, says "You're right, I'm so sorry!" and pulls out a pad of paper and a pen. He then jots notes as I'm telling him about myself and whatnot. I finally ask him what he's doing and he says "Oh, I'm writing down things I want to tell you when it's my turn to talk again."
-Breakfast27 off the internet telling a story about a date
"Oh look at all of this junk food!"
"I don't feel like exercising."
"I'll just stay up late tonight."
"I hate to read!"
"Why do we need to learn this?"
"I'll just wing it"
"Why should I help them?"
"I know this is wrong but I'm going to do it anyways."
"Yeah, I know I said to church I'd go but I didn't feel like it."
What's Required for Success!
Presentation by Donald Beck, Bradley Campbell and Chandler Edwards