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The 7 Habits
Of Highly Effective
Teens
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
For teens, life is not a playground,
it's a jungle.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
As a teen, you will need direction as you navigate through
your high school years. You may encounter many
roadblocks in your path.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
This presentation is intended to introduce you to some
tools to help you manage your way.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
One of the tools you can use is from a very
good book titled
“7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
What is a habit?
How long do habits take to form?
What types of habits are there?
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #1
Be Proactive
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 1 – Be Proactive
Being proactive means to take control and responsibility
for your life. Proactive people understand that they are
responsible for their own happiness or unhappiness. They
don't blame others for their own actions or feelings.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 1 – Be Proactive
Being proactive is the key to unlocking the other habits.
The opposite to being proactive is being reactive.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 1 – Be Proactive
Identify some examples of proactive choices.
Identify some examples of reactive choices.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 1 – Be Proactive
Now that you have identified some proactive
and reactive choices, which types fit you?
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #2
Begin With the End
In Mind
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 2 – Begin With the End in Mind
If teens aren't clear about where they want to end up in life,
about their values, goals, and what they stand for,
they will wander and waste time.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 2 – Begin With the End in Mind
Create a personal mission statement which will act as a
road map and direct and guide your
decision-making process.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #3
Put First Things
First
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 3 – Put First Things First
This habit helps teens prioritize and manage their time so
that they focus on and complete the most important things
in their lives.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 3 – Put First Things First
Putting first things first also means learning to overcome
fears and being strong during difficult times.
It's living life according to what
matters most.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #4
Think Win-Win
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 4 – Think Win-Win
Teens can learn to foster the belief that it is possible to
create an atmosphere of win-win
in every relationship.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 4 – Think Win-Win
This habit encourages the idea that in any given discussion
or situation both parties can arrive at a mutually beneficial
solution.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 4 – Think Win-Win
Learn to celebrate the accomplishments
of others instead of being threatened by them.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #5
Seek First to Understand,
Then be Understood
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 4 – Seek First To Understand, Then Be Understood
Because most people don't listen very well, one of the great
frustrations in life is that many don't feel understood.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 4 – Seek First To Understand, Then Be Understood
This habit ensures you learn the most important
communication skill there is: active listening.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #6
Synergize
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 6 – Synergize
Synergy is achieved when two or more people
work together to create something
better than either could alone.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 6 – Synergize
Synergy allows teens to value differences and better
appreciate others.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 6 – Synergize
Through this habit, learn that it doesn't have to be "your
way" or "my way" but rather a better way,
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit #7
Sharpen the Saw
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 7 – Sharpen the Saw
Teens should never get too busy living
not to take time to renew themselves.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 7 – Sharpen the Saw
When a teen "sharpens the saw" he or she is keeping their
personal self sharp so that she can better deal with life.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 7 – Sharpen the Saw
Sharpening the saw means regularly renewing and
strengthening the four key dimensions of life
– body, brain, heart, and soul.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
A Quick Review
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Habit # 1 – Be Proactive
Habit # 2 – Begin With the end in Mind
Habit # 3 – Put First things First
Habit # 4 – Think Win-Win
Habit # 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood
Habit # 6 – Synergize
Habit # 7 – Sharpen the Saw
The 7 Habits
Of Highly Effective
Teens

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