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1 What is a Habit? 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens By Sean Covey

2 Divide into groups Each row is a group Get together and decide on a definition of HABIT- write it down

3 Class definitions of HABIT

4 Define - Habit Things you do repeatedly, but you are often unaware that you do them A constant, often unconscious inclination to perform an act, acquired through its frequent repetition

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6 Habits can make you or break you Good habits can help you be successful Do homework-get good grades-go to college of choice Bad habits can detract from your success Don’t do homework, get bad grades, don’t go to college of choice Some habits just are These don’t help you or hurt you. Always tie right shoe first

7 List Habits List 3 good habits List 3 bad habits List 3 that don’t matter

8 Good/Bad Habits Good Habits Bad Habits

9 Habits that don’t matter

10 Changing a Habit It’s not always easy to change a habit, but it’s always possible Cross your arms Now cross them the other way. How does it feel? If you fold them the opposite way for 30 days, it would become a new habit

11 What are the 7 Habits? 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the end in mind 3. Put first things first 4. Think win-win 5. Seek first to understand then to be understood 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Saw

12 1.Be Proactive Take responsibility for your life- you are the driver not the passenger Poor grade on a test: Teacher’s fault Should have studied more

13 2. Begin with the end in mind Define your mission and goals in life Decide where you want to go and draw a map

14 3. Put first things first Prioritize and do the most important things first Taking Habit 2 (goals) and making them important

15 4. Think win-win Have an everyone can win attitude It’s an attitude toward life. It is the foundation for getting along well with other people

16 5. Seek first to understand then to be understood Listen to people sincerely Key to good communication. Listen first, talk second

17 6. Synergize Work together to achieve more Celebrating differences, Teamwork, open-mindedness, finding new and better ways

18 7. Sharpen the saw Renew yourself regularly-do things just for you Take care of your body, mind, heart, and your soul

19 How can these habits help you? Get control of your life Improve your relationships Make smarter decisions Get along with your parents Overcome addiction Define your values Get more done in less time Increase your self confidence Be happy Find balance among school, work, friends and everything else

20 Homework for tonight Read Paradigms (pair a dimes) and Principles pgs Do handout on habits


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