Presentation on theme: "Developing Good Habits"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing Good Habits Chapter 13DevelopingGood Habits
2 13 C H A P T E R In Chapter 13 You Will Learn Developing Good Habits The importance of positive habitsThe importance of commitmentHow to change a negative habitThe seven positive attitudes of peak performersThe best strategies for school success
3 Feel confident and energized. When you wake up in the morning, take five minutes to set the tone for the day. Go over your day’s schedule and imagine yourself being focused, positive, and successfully completing your projects. Look forward to the day ahead and prepare yourself mentally for any challenges. Feel confident and energized.Feel confident and energized.
4 13Success Principle 13Focus on CHARACTER,not personality.
5 “ ” We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. —John Dryden, poet and playwright
6 Making a Commitment to Changing Your Habits Old habits become comfortable parts of your life.Giving them up leaves you feeling insecure.continued
7 Making a Commitment to Changing Your Habits cont’dMaking a Commitment to Changing Your HabitsAs a peak performer, you will begin to adopt positive techniques to help change old habits.
8 Strategies for Creating Positive Change You must want to change.Develop specific goals.Change one habit at a time.Be patient.Imagine success.continued
9 Strategies for Creating Positive Change cont’dStrategies for Creating Positive ChangeObserve and model others.Self-awareness.Reward yourself.Use affirmations.Write a contract for change.
10 Make a Commitment to Contribute By improving yourself, giving to your family, and volunteering your time in the community, you will make the world a better place.continued
11 Make a Commitment to Contribute cont’dMake a Commitment to ContributeConsider the contribution you make, the kind of person you want to be, and the ways in which you can make a positive impact in your community and personal life.
12 Make a Commitment to Develop a Positive Attitude Achieving excellence is a combination of:Positive attitudeSpecific skillcontinued
13 Make a Commitment to Develop a Positive Attitude cont’dMake a Commitment to Develop a Positive AttitudeBegin by telling yourself the truth about your current skills, abilities, goals, barriers, and both your good and bad habits.continued
14 Make a Commitment to Develop a Positive Attitude cont’dMake a Commitment to Develop a Positive AttitudeSet your goals to focus your energy on a certain path.Create the specific thoughts and behaviors that will get you results.continued
15 Make a Commitment to Develop a Positive Attitude cont’dMake a Commitment to Develop a Positive AttitudeAfter facing setbacks, you will learn to alter your actions to get back on track.
16 Make a Commitment to Be Resilient Make adversity work for you.Temporary setbacks are learning experiences, not failure.
17 Be a Person of Character Make a Commitment toBe a Person of Characterand IntegrityThe word integrity comes from the Latin word integer, meaning “a sense of wholeness.”continued
18 Graphic Organizer A Person of Character and Integrity You are confident about thinking, speaking, living, and taking the right path.You can trust yourself to do the right thing and keep commitments.You are a person of character and integrity.You play by the rules.You have effective communication skills.For you, doing the right thing is a decision and a habit.You teach values by example.
19 On the Road to SuccessWhat else can you do to promote your success in school, on the job, and in your life?Face your fears.Be a good listener.continued
20 On the Road to Success Assume responsibility. Be a team player. cont’dOn the Road to SuccessAssume responsibility.Be a team player.Be willing to learn.Be tolerant.Keep on top of it.Be enthusiastic.continued
21 On the Road to Success Be independent. Be supportive. cont’dOn the Road to SuccessBe independent.Be supportive.Be sincerely happy for others.Keep things in perspective.
22 People can change their habits People can change their habits. Begin to imagine yourself with a new habit or attitude. Notice the sense of confidence you gain. Practice the new habit until it becomes natural.
23 Peak Performance Success Formula The same principles of training required to get into Olympic form apply to getting results in school and in work.continued
24 Peak Performance Success Formula cont’dPeak Performance Success FormulaThe four components for success are:ConfidenceVisionMethodTraining
25 Confidence Confidence is: Believing in yourself. Knowing your self-worth.Recognizing that you have what it takes to do well.
26 Vision Vision is mental rehearsal of your victory. You must know clearly what you want to achieve.
27 Method Method is: The process of achieving your goal. Knowing the strategies, techniques, tools, and tactics that produce tangible results.
28 TrainingTraining is the actual practice and the consistent effort required to improve your skill.Practice separates the peak performer the average person.
29 Making a Commitment to Lifelong Learning True learning is lifelong and depends on the ability to manage change.
30 The Changing Workplace Graphic OrganizerThe Changing WorkplaceThe ChangesShifts in the economyCorporate buyoutsMergersDownsizingLayoffsChanging trendsLearn new skills.Obtain job training.Learn to adapt to change.Transfer learning habits and skills.Be aware and open to new trends.Your Preparedness
31 Creating Good HabitsMake a commitment to take responsibility for your:ThoughtsFeelingsWordsBehaviorHabitscontinued
32 cont’dCreating Good HabitsLearn to interpret events and people’s intentions so that you see the best in others and situations.continued
33 cont’dCreating Good HabitsCreate a system for thinking and behaving in positive ways.Practice a behavior or habit you want to adopt until it becomes a way of life.continued
34 Creating Good Habits You will develop habits that will keep you: cont’dCreating Good HabitsYou will develop habits that will keep you:CenteredCalmRationalProductive
35 Resistors and FearsRecognize and confront the following resistors to create lasting change:Fear of the unknownIt’s familiar and comfortable.continued
36 Resistors and Fears Independence Security Tradition Embarrassment cont’dResistors and FearsIndependenceSecurityTraditionEmbarrassmentResponsibilitycontinued
37 cont’dResistors and FearsExpectationsEnvironmentCostGiving up
38 Best Strategies for School Success Here are a few strategies for school success:Attend every class.Go early and stay until the end.Sit in front and participate.continued
39 Best Strategies for School Success cont’dBest Strategies for School SuccessChoose the best instructors and get to know them.Give the first three weeks of classes your best effort.continued
40 Best Strategies for School Success cont’dBest Strategies for School SuccessUse the power of synergy.Preview all reading assignments before classes.Write key words, phrases, and formulas on note cards.continued
41 Best Strategies for School Success cont’dBest Strategies for School SuccessWrite a summary of the chapter in your own words.Study in short blocks of time.See your advisors regularly. them.continued
42 Best Strategies for School Success cont’dBest Strategies for School SuccessReview class notes after every class and again within 24 hours.