The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Summary

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“The Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Teen” is a self-help book written by Sean Covey in 1998. This book has sold more than 2 millions of copies and also, in 2000, it was named as one of the American Library Association “Popular Paperback for Young Adults”. If you are a teenager, you’d better buy this book. The author definitely understands what is like to be a teen, so he decided to write 7 habits that improve a teen development. “If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn’t help you, then you must have a perfect life already”; this is what a boy called Jacob McLaughlin said and I am totally agreed with it. One interesting fact of the book is that it is written in second person. This type of writing makes the reader feel more involved with the reading because he or she feels that they are really a part of the story. The intention of Sean Covey is trying to get in the teenagers mind to convince them that if they take the…show more content…
It is based on seeing life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. It begins with the belief that we are all equal, that no one is inferior or superior to anyone else and no one needs to be. It means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. It is a balancing act between courage and consideration. The fifth habit is “seek first to understand, the to be understood”. It is based on communication and its importance. Covey says that it the most important skill in life and so it is listening. People are always trying to say what they want to say, and they are that much focus on it, that they do not pay attention to what other person wants to communicate. This is a selfish way of thinking because everybody should have the shot of being listened. So this habit shows that we need to find a way to understand what somebody is telling us, and they we can claim to be

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