In the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey brings 7 key things teens need to live a productive, open, and successful life to the table. Covey took 7 concepts teens are hesitant to tap into and made them easy to understand and adapt to. He manages to capture his audiences attention by sharing stories of other teens that we could easily relate to. Although each aspect of the habits were relatable to each aspect of my life, I was most engaged with habits 2:Begin with the end in mind, 3:Put First Things First, and Habit 4:Think Win-Win.
Habit 2:Begin with the End in Mind was probably the habit that hit home most for me. Like most teens I was struggling with my priorities. I have to juggle cheer, my music, my grades, my home life, and trying to manage a social life. When we read habit two it helped me realize whats most important to me. Writing a mission statement was one of the best things i’ve done for myself in awhile. I plan to use that everyday in my future and i believe it can guide me to live my life for me, not anyone else. I think habit 2 will better me both in my school and personal life because it taught me how to separate every aspect in my life and set time for each thing im juggling. It also was an eye opener when we did the baby steps for this habit because it make me write down my crossroads i was currently facing and forced me to take a deeper insight to them and I figured some things out that I was struggling with.
Habit 3: Put First Things First was also was a very enlightening habit for me. It went over the small things in life that I normally dont pay much attention to such as my listening skills, loyalty, promises, and small acts of kindness. These couple of chapters taught me alot. I realized how important loyalty was in life and relationships. It taught me with one unloyal move it could ruin a friendship and that caught my attention entirely. When Habit 3 went over the importance of... [continues]
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