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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Covey, Sean

(Paperback - 1998)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Presents tips and strategies for success in the teenage years.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998
Edition: 1st Fireside trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780684856094
Branch Call Number: 158.0835 C
Characteristics: 266 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Mar 22, 2014
  • Haven04 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this, i honestlty did not expect to read this and now I don't regret. Lots of good advice. Recommended.

Aug 13, 2013
  • LindaLi7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book to read and you get to learn a lot of things from this book!!!

Aug 12, 2013
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Jul 18, 2012
  • LauraO18 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I honestly can't believe that there would be a single teenager who couldn't get sometime immensely valuable out of this book. A great, easy read with wonderful, practical tips about improving your life, being a better person, and opening doors to pursuing your dreams.


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Oct 28, 2014
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  • jack48 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 28, 2014
  • black_penguin_254 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas--Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.

Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work. Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern--things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive.


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