Presentation on theme: "Discovering the Best-Kept Thinking, Learning & Communicating Secrets of Successful Teenagers Created by: Paul Bernabei, Tom Cody, Mary Cole and Willow."— Presentation transcript:
Discovering the Best-Kept Thinking, Learning & Communicating Secrets of Successful Teenagers Created by: Paul Bernabei, Tom Cody, Mary Cole and Willow Sweeney
If you step back and observe people in life and what they are trying to do, you will find out that out of 100% of the people: 20% are making 80% of the difference The other 80% make 20% of the difference.
20% of Girl Scouts in any troop sell 80% of the cookies. 20% of the students in class answer 80% of the questions. 20% of the forwards on any soccer team score 80% of the goals each season. What do the top 20 have that the bottom 80 don’t?
What’s really going on in people is that they’re either developing their potential or they’re not. Check out these three phases and consider where you are:
They’re developing very little of their potential. Their negativity and false beliefs result in accomplishing far less than what they are capable of.
They’re doing ok. They’re pretty much meeting expectations
Their potential is exploding. Because they have developed their potential They are able to achieve far more in their relationships and experiences.
Every person is capable of being in the Top 20 (last stage) or Bottom 80 (first two stages). In every situation we decide or choose to be in the Top 20 or Bottom 80. In fact, we might be operating in a Top 20 way in one area of our life and in a Bottom 80 way in another area
The cornerstones of becoming a Top 80 are TLC T-Thinking L- Learning C- Communicating This is all about becoming a better YOU! YOU developing your own personal potential so you are more successful in every aspect of your life (school, relationships, work, extra curriculars, etc.)
Each of us is responsible for making his or her own life. What do you think makes the Top 20 different from the bottom 80?
Creative- inventive, full of ideas Self-Confident- belief in oneself Organized- able to keep your life in order Outgoing- friendly, sociable Self-Motivated- self- starting Persistent- sticking with it. Enthusiastic- eager interest. Emotionally Aware- in touch with feelings and thoughts Self-Disciplined- having self-control Focused- staying fixed on a goal or task Optimistic- hopeful, seeing positive Proactive- doing what needs to be done before a problem develops Courageous- responding in spite of fear Spiritual- connected with your true self and values.
If you genuinely engage and participate in all aspects of TLC you will be getting more enjoyment out of your life- promised! Willingness is a major factor in this endeavor…and only you have the power to open the door to this process.
If you think you are already doing all right in your life you may ask why bother. All you have to do is be willing to push yourself! THERE IS ONLY ONE THING MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING GOOD AND THAT IS GETTING BETTER !
1. Identify 5 people who you think are Top 20s. 2. What characteristics do they have that make them a Top 20? 3. Choose three or more Star Qualities that you would like to develop more fully in yourself. 4. How can you demonstrate the willingness to work on these Star Qualities