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The 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens
By Sean Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens was written by Steven Covey published in 1989 and is a self help book designed for teens. This book talks about that many different struggles in life a teen goes through. In talking about these daily struggles Covey gives helpful solutions for these issues. There are seven major topics in this book called habits. The habits include 1: Being proactive, 2: Beginning with end in mind, 3: Putting First Things First, 4: Thinking win-win 5: seeking first to understand, Then to be Understood, 6: Synergizing, And last 7: Sharpening the saw. The topics discussed in this book are all true to life and have real life examples. All these habits provide many helpful tools and solutions in a fun and new way.
The first habit from the 7 habits I would like to discuss is Habit 1: Being Proactive. This was the most challenging habit for me to personally work on. I believe I never really noticed that I tend to blame my failures and problems on other people. This habit really helped me to start to take charge of my life. The Quote in habit 1 that I feel helped the most was “I am the force. I am the captain of my life.” I think this is a very true statement. I am the only one who can choose for me weather I want to be happy or unhappy with my life, no matter what the situation may be. In life you must actually make things happen not just talk about making them happen. Before I read this book I was always talking about what things I was going to achieve or plan on doing. I really needed to set dates on when I was going to do whatever it was that I needed to do. I stated to write my goals down and I actually enforced them. This really can into play with my homework. I always put my homework off until the very end and blamed it on things I had to do or people distracting me for doing it. But now I take responsibility for my own work and get it done before I need to. Another point that I...