Adrien’s 7 Habits Blog Post

“People are just about as happy as they make their mind to be.”

 

You can’t always depend on others to make you happy. As a person, you have to do things for yourself that will make you an overall happy person. You have to do things you enjoy and things that will keep you going. Other people can’t always entertain you. In order for other people to make you happy, you have to be happy with yourself first.  You have to have a positive perception of things in order for you to be happy. When you constantly think negatively in situations, then you’re always only going to get the negative things out of it.

Jackson’s 7 Habits Blog Post

Put First Things First.  If you have two things that you need to do you should do the one that is due first first.  For example, if you wanted to play a video game but you had a school assignment due tomorrow you should do your school assignment first and then play a video game.

There are four quadrants to putting first things first. #1 is “the procrastinator” which waits until the last minute to get whatever they need to do done.  #2 is “the prioritizer” has stuff ready when the deadline comes.  #3 is “the yes man”  It is good to be agreeable sometimes but don’t be the “yes man” and say yes to everything or you will end up having a lot of things to do but you can’t do all of them at once. #4 is “the slacker”  just doesn’t do things.

This habit could help you because if you have a favorite hobby or thing to do because you will want to do that. If you have a favorite hobby or a favorite thing to do and you also have a deadline tomorrow this is saying that you should do what your deadline is on first before you start doing your hobby.

 

Nadia’s 7 Habits Post

Developing A Personal Mission Statement:

 

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, the author presented to the readers the idea of writing a personal mission statement. A personal mission statement “is like the blueprint to your life” writes Covey, “It is your secret document. So make it sing!”

 

A personal mission statement has the ability to help people actually see what they want to accomplish in life, allowing their goals to become more real to them. Having goals drawn or written down can assist them in thinking about how to reach those goals and then acting on the thoughts produced; making their goals a reality. A mission statement will continually inspire the people who create them to reach their ambitions and make the mark they would like to make on the world.

Greg’s 7 Habits Blog Post

Probing and Parents

By Gregory

 

“Probing occurs when you try to dig up emotions before people are ready to share them”

 

When I read this section my immediate thought was about all of the times my parents dug up emotions trying to talk about girls, friends, and anything else under the sun. I just wanted to have some peace and quiet.

Although everyone knows that, they won’t stop there. They will poke and prod until you snap and freak out, but then it seems like you’re the bad person. It’s just a cycle.

I know how to break that cycle though. It’s small and simple for each party. Parents could ask, “Hey do you wanna talk right now?” and if the answer is no then respect that answer but if it’s yes still don’t barrage them with questions, it becomes too stressful.  That doesn’t mean that children can always say “No I don’t want to talk.” Just talk to them when you feel better because like pets, parents need attention too.

Also to the parents, I have a question for you. How do you not remember how it feels to be probed by parents? You know it gets so annoying. So please, take a word from the kids and help us stop probing.

Maya’s 7 Habits Blog Post

Two Types of People: The Proactive & Reactive

 

In habit #1, Covey states that it’s important to be proactive.  Being proactive is when you take control of your life and make sure you are going in the right direction. If you’re getting bad grades then the proactive way to fix that would be to get a tutor, make school a priority, or meet with the teacher to figure out what’s not working. If you’re being reactive, you’d blame the teacher, say you don’t care, or feel like the world has it out for you. In Covey’s words, he says “He wanted me to learn that there are two types of people in this world — the proactive and the reactive — those who take responsibility for their lives and those who blame; those who make it happen and those who get happened to.” (Pg. 48) This is saying that when being proactive, you are in charge, and you are in control of your life.

This habit is an extremely important part of the book. You have to be proactive to even be able to achieve all the other habits! You have to have a strong hold on your life to be able to change how you respond, act, and show up in your community. If you aren’t proactive, it will be almost impossible to have the willpower to be self aware enough to apply these habits to your life, and also have them make a positive impact on your life and relationships.