7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Analysis

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Quoted by Colin Powell, a retired four-star general for the United States Army, this quote means that your dreams do not just happen because you want them to. You must work hard in order to achieve your life goals. The American Dream is the goal to have a family and sturdy job. Students can obtain this dream through working hard in school and on their standardized tests. Also going to college will substantially increase student’s success rate. If students develop habits such as the ones found in the non-fiction piece 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, they will find that prioritizing their life will become easier. As a sophomore in high…show more content…
Sean Covey illustrates public victories through the metaphor of a bank account, The Relationship Bank Account. Your relationship bank account can be determined by the amount of trust and confidence you have in relationships. By depositing things like compliments and small acts of kindness into your relations you are strengthening your “accounts”. By withdrawing things from your relationships, you are weakening them. Being loyal, sympathetic, honest and attentive will keep your relationships strong. There are four habits in this section of the book. Habit four is the first habit in this section of the book. The section is about thinking win-win. If you are thinking win-win you care about both yourself and others. There are many different ways people think, and the others are not as positive. When you Think win-lose, you put others down in order to make yourself feel good. If you think lose-win, you are letting people walk all over you like a doormat, and you fall into peer pressure. Thinking lose-lose will force all of your relationships to be full of pain and sadness; nothing is gained for either side. Thinking win-win is contagious and sends positive vibes to everyone around you. I do not like putting other people down and I do not like putting myself down either. I have a win-win mindset. Habit five is the next habit in the Public Victories section of the book. Habit five encourages to first seek to understand, then to be understood. To accomplish this habit, one must learn to listen. Listening is important; genuinely listening to people and interacting with their words, tone and body language will ultimately give you a deeper understanding of what they are saying. People will give you more respect if you can listen. Communication is key to a friendly relationship. I sometimes end up getting distracted when I am in a conversation. I feel I sometimes have the attention span

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