Stephen Covey and Highly Effective Teens

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey informs his readers of seven habits that will help them change into better people, and be more success full in life. Covey starts by explaining the difference between the habits and mindsets of highly effective and highly defective teenagers. The habits of an effective teenager include: being proactive, beginning with end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win-win, seeking first to understand, then to be understood, sharpening the saw, and synergize. However, the habits of a defective teenager include: reacting, beginning with no end in mind, putting first things last, thinking win-lose, seeking first to talk, then pretend to listen, don-t cooperate, and wearing yourself out. These two types of teenagers think completely opposite. An effective teen takes responsibility for his or her life, always has a positive attitude, and listens to people sincerely. This teen appreciates who he or she is, and defines a mission with goals in life. However, a defective teen has a different mentality. This teen blames all of his or her problems on others, doesn’t have a plan in life, and sees life as a vicious competition. Defective teens unlike effective teens tend to not get along with others, and are terrible at prioritizing.

Sean covey informs his audience about the benefits of the seven habits of highly effective teens, and explains why people should develop these strong habits. These habits will increase your self-confidence, and help you get control of your life. The habits require you to analyze your life and find weaknesses and fears that you need to overcome, which helps you gain strength as a person. Covey explains that one of the most important parts in practicing these habits is keeping a positive attitude about you and your surroundings, which will help you see things in a different perspective, make smarter decisions, and live a happier...
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