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How high I am, How much I see, How far I reach, All depends on me

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

  1. Be Proactive
    • Show initiative
    • Take control of your life, your learning
    • Take responsibility for your actions and the consequences that follow
    • Recognize that your success is up to you
    • i.e. (in I.T. lingo) Recognize that you are the programmer
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
    • Determine your values and your goals
    • Decide what your beliefs are
    • Create a personal mission statement
    • i.e. (in I.T. lingo) Write the program
  3. Put First Things First
    • Learn to prioritize, put the most important items at the top of your to-do list
    • Manage your time well
    • Focus
    • Complete important tasks before less important ones
    • i.e. (in I.T. lingo) Run the program
  4. Think Win Win
    • Look for mutually beneficial solutions to difficulties
    • Let go of 'my way' and 'your way' and look for a better way
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood
    • Practise active, empathetic listening
    • Create an atmosphere of caring and respect
  6. Synergize
    • Value differences
    • Cooperate
    • Work in teams, combining each person's strength for a much better outcome
  7. Sharpen the Saw
    • Renew and strengthen the body, the brain, the spirit and the soul


Habits 1, 2 and 3 are about self mastery, moving from dependence to independence; habits 4, 5 and 6 focus on interdependence; habit 7 is about self-rejuvenation



Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-,I took the one less traveled by; and that has made all the difference.Robert Frost



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