Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I have recently been reading Sean Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens and have completed the book through Habit 4. I have already learned a lot from each Habit I have read. I can agree that this book can help in being a guide for teenagers looking for more success in their lives. The book is filled with many interesting anecdotes and quotes, ones that relate to each Habit, that I can connect with and that give me a better understanding of each Habit. Habits 1-3 teach teenagers how to deal with relationships with themselves, while Habit 4 teaches teenagers how to deal with their relationships with others. Here is a quick overview of the Habits I have read:

  • Habit 1 simply teaches teenagers to be proactive. This means they should take responsibility of their own life and live it to the best of their abilities without making choices that they will later regret. In other words, Habit 1 means only the person can live their life, so they should live their life to the best of their abilities.
  • Habit 2 teaches teenagers to begin with an end in mind. This explanation is clear. Teenagers should know what they are doing before they start doing anything. If not, they will get lost and not know what they really want out of what they are doing.
  • Habit 3 teaches teenagers to put the most important tasks first. This Habit tells teenagers they need to become "The Prioritizer" and learn how to fit everything they need to do into an organized schedule, one that fits their lifestyle.
  • Getting into the relationship with others part of the book, Habit 4 teaches teenagers to think win-win. This means that everyone involved wins. No one feels like they did not get their way or feels inferior to the other. Teenagers are able to do this through first getting secure with themselves and then working to avoid competing and comparing, "The Tumor Twins".

After reading Habits 1-4, I am ready to see what the rest of the Habits, Habits 5-7, have in store for me.

1 comment:

Mrs. Gillmore said...

Nice bulleted list...good idea to use this!