Habit #3Put FirstThingsFirstBased on the work of Stephen Covey
I spend my time on things thatare most important. Thismeans I say no to things Ishould not do. I set priorities,make a schedule, and followmy plan.I am organized.
Going forYour GoalsAt Home Goals At School GoalsSet two or three goals forat home and for at school.
JournalEntry orDiscussionStarter:Sometimes not beingbrave gets in the wayof doing things that areimportant to you.Putting first things firstmight means puttingaside your fears toreach your goal. Hasfear ever kept you fromdoing something greator important? Explain.
Big Things and Little Things:Putting first things first means planning your time around the mostimportant, BIG things in your life. Then, you can get to the little thingsthat take your time.Big, ImportantThings ThatTake Your TimeSmall Things, LessImportant ThingsThat Take Your Time
Time Wasters:Brainstorm some things that you do thatwastes a lot of your time. Sometimes thesethings are fun and relaxing. If you do them toomuch though, they may get in the way of theimportant things.
Organizing Your DaysWrite out your regular schedule for afull day, from start to finish. Is itorganized? Do you waste time, orput first things first?
Making it HappenNow choose one goal for home, and one goal for school. Writeyour goals in a circle. Out from the circle, write things that youcan do to help you achieve those goals.Memorize mymultiplicationfacts.Make flashcards.Practice inthe car onthe way toschool.Play x gameson thecomputer.Havesomebodyquiz medaily.
Where do you fall?I alwaysput firstthingsfirst!I never toset goals orput firstthings first.How could you bebetter at puttingfirst things first?
Credits:This slide show was created byRebecca Radicchiusing the following resources.1.The Seven Habits for HighlyEffective People by StephenCovey2.The Seven Habits for HighlyEffective Kids by Sean Covey3. The Seven Habits for HighlyEffective Teens by Sean Covey