The 7 Habits of HighlyEffective Teens By :Sean Covey Presentation by :Fatima Islam
The 7 Habits: Habit #1: Be Proactive Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit #3: Prioritize Habit #4: Think win-win Habit #5: Seek first to understand and then be understood Habit #6: Synergize Habit #7: Sharpen the saw
Habit #1: Be ProactiveTake Responsibility of your life: Reactive people make choices based on whims and impulse. (Ex.: like a can of soda, if life shakes them up a bit, pressure builds until the suddenly explode)Versus… Proactive people, who make choices based on values. They think before they act. They recognize that they cant control everything that happens to them. (Ex: like a bottle of water, you can shake them up all you want, but nothing happens. They are calm cool and in control)
Habit #2: Begin with the End inMindDefine your goals and missions in life. Meaning: thinking beyond today and deciding what you want to do with your life Zack Welch, “Control your destiny or someone else will,” Habit #1 says you are the driver of your life, Habit #2 says, since you’re the driver, decide where you want to go and draw a map it
Habit #3: Put first things FirstPRIORITIZE!! Plan ahead Never let fear make your decisions Winning; means rising each time you fall prioritizing and managing your time so that the most important things come before the less important things. Having will-power means to strength to say yes to your most important things Wont power means the strength to say no to the less important things and to peer pressure as well.
Habit #4: Think win-win It’s only natural that one would want to win But one can never be successful in the long run if you don’t provide value to the people you are in contact with Being selfish doesn’t get one anyone anywhere but in a lose-lose position. It is important make sure everyone wins or in the end you will be the one to lose
Habit #5:Seek first to understand and then beunderstood Some things to avoid while being a good listener : 1. Spacing out: is when you look like your listening but your thinking of other things 2. Pretending to Listen: (Is the most common of the 5) Not really listening, just saying insightful comments. The speaker would usually get the point and feel as if they are not important enough to be heard out. 3.Selective Listening: Paying attention only to the part that interests you.
Habit #5:Seek first to understand and then beunderstood 4.Word Listening: is when you pay attention to the words but not the true meaning behind tem or the reason that they are being asked. Different tones ways of saying things effect communication a lot .For example: I didn’t say you had an attitude problem I didn’t say you had an attitude problem I didn’t say you had an attitude problem 5.Self-Centered Listening: Happens when we see everything rom our own point of view instead of theirs. When listening from our point of view we tend to judge, advise, and probe. “Before you walk in another’s shoes you must first remove your own”
Habit #6: Synergize "Synergy is achieved when two or more people world together to create a better solution than neither could alone.” Scientists have made discoveries that while flying in a "V" shape the geese can travel 71% farther then they would if they were to fly alone! when a goose flaps its wings, it creates an updraft for the goose that follow. So basically each goose is helping the other geese out, and while doing so accomplishing more!
Habit #6: Synergize The steps you would need to take in order to get to Synergy are: Define the Problem or Opportunity, Their Way (Seek first to understand the ideas of others.), My Way (Seek to be understood by sharing your ideas.) Brainstorm (Create new options and ideas.) High Way (Find the best solution.).
Habit #7: Sharpen the sawRenew yourself regularly This habit is all about renewing yourself to make sure your able to deal with all the struggles in life. The four key things you need to renew are:1.Body-The Physical Dimension2.Brain-The Mental Dimension3.Heart-The Emotional Dimension4. Soul-The Spiritual Dimension.