7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Take charge of your life; use words like "I can do it"; don't whine or be a cry baby; don't go mad when things don't go your way

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Choose you destiny; make good choice; don't let someone decide for you; be in charge of your life

Habit 3: Put first things first
Keep prioritized and organized, don't procrastinate, so the most important things first; don't get off track

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Don't bring people down, bring them up, think that everyone can win; know that you don't always have to win

Habit 5: Seek first to understand then be understood
Be a good listener; make sure you know what is happening around you; don't judge a book by its cover, try to understand someone else's position before judging or trying to explain your stand

Habit 6: Synergize
Work with others - working alone is no fun; work well as a team by listening to the speaker; be a team player by celebrating differences and keeping an open mind; combine ideas and use the new ideas for the better

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Have time for yourself, take time to have a break and relax, don't be a private person all the time - socialize and have fun; be sure you know when to eat and sleep -- rest when you need to