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Habit #1 -- Be Proactive
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked,
even when no one is looking.
Habit #2 -- Begin with the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference.
I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission
and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit #3 -- Put First Things First
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things
I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am
disciplined and organized.
Habit #4 -- Think Win-Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.
When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.
Habit #5 -- Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint
(paradigm). I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes,
and my heart. I am confident voicing my ideas.
Habit #6 -- Synergize
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even
people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas
because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any one
of us can alone. I look for Third Alternatives.
Habit #7 -- Sharpen the Saw
I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body). I learn in lots of ways and lots of
places, not just at school (brain). I spend time with family and friends (heart). I take
time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul). I balance all four parts of myself.