Analysis Of 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

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From Sean Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, we learn seven habits that help change teenagers change into better people and more successful in whatever they do in life. He starts with explaining the different paradigms people have in life and the habits of a highly defective teen. Although all aspects of the habits were related to each other, I was able to relate the most with habits 1: Being Proactive, 2: Beginning with an end in mind, 3: Putting first things first, 4: Thinking win-win, and 5: Seek first to understand, then be understood. Habit one is being proactive means taking the initiative to do things and not waiting for it to happen on its own. We should not spend time trying to control things that we cannot control; instead, focusing on what we can control. An example of being proactive would be when I was waiting at McDonald’s for my order and they were taking longer than anyone else’s. I was tempted to react and complain to the manager but I decided against it and just waited patiently. By reacting it is not like you are going to get anything good out of it, you just create a bigger issue out of something small that can be handled wisely. The way a person speaks can show if the person is a reactive or proactive person. We are given the power of personal choice therefore we can choose how to react to any situation. Habit two is beginning with an end in mind means having a direction as to where you want to end up in life. Like most teens I was

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