7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Essay

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Over the summer, I read a book titled, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Convey. The seven habits described in this book were being proactive, Beginning with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize, and sharpen the saw. The first habit Being proactive means not to make choices on impulse. it means to evaluate the situation before making a desicion. for example, two years ago when i had friends that talked behind my back i just moved on and found better friends rather than be mean to them or excluding them out of my way. The second habit Beginning with the end in mind means to think ahead at what your goals are and start working towards them. My goal for the eight grade year was to recieve a 95% or higher score in all of my classes. in order to realize this goal i worked hard through the year on assignments and and sometimes did more than what was expected of me during projects. in the end, though, …show more content…

This habit encourages us to be good listners if we want to keep a healthy realationship with friends. according to the book, in order to be a good listener, you should listen with your eyes, heart, and ears; stand in other people's shoes, and mirror. when you listen with your ears eyes and heart, you notice body language and the tone of the voice. by listen thouroughly you can be able to tell whether someone has just been happy or is going through a hard time. if you stand in the other person's shoes you are able to see the problem in more than one perspecdtive and see the other side of the problem. mirroring is a great way to listen because when you mirror it igives the person wh is talking to you the feel that you are actually listioning to them and not spacing out or judging. after you finish listening to another individual you should be able to give your opinion on how to make things better or give your

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