Sorry James, I can`t play today. I have to study for my Math test.
Habit 1: "Be Proactive"
Values not popularity
I'll do it
Popularity over values
Habit 7: "Sharpen The Saw"
Sharpening the Saw
Putting first things first means to prioritize and having the strength to say yes to your most important things(will-power). There are important things in life and then there are urgent things. Important is things that contribute to your mission and goal; urgent is things that have to be done ASAP. Prioritize-rs plan things and keep things organized. They use planners and calendars. Planners were designed to help you free things up and keep everything in one spot.
Habit 3- In Action
Being proactive is when you don`t have to respond the way everyone else does. Proactive people make choices based on values. Being proactive is the opposite of being reactive. Being reactive includes saying things like, "I'll try", "I can't", and "Do I have to". When you're proactive, you say things like, 'I choose to", and "I'll do it". Sometimes use your self awareness, conscience, imagination, and will power to ask is this right?" Being proactive is when you take responsibility for your life and make things happen.
Habit 1- In Action
Hey! Stop messing with him
We got a baby over here!
Sharpening the saw means keeping your personal self sharp so that you can better deal with your life. It means strengthening the four key dimensions of your life: your body, your brain, your heart and, your soul. To sharpen the saw, you have to balance out your life, all four dimensions. A key to sharpening the saw is to take breaks or time off; time to rejuvenate.
Habit 7- In Action
60 question summative tomorrow!
In 7th grade, I was a gigantic procrastinator. I always waited till the last second to get everything done. Any work I got to take home with me, I would just procrastinate on it. I realized this was putting a huge toll on me. So, in 8th grade, I stopped being a procrastinator and became a prioritizer. It was an amazing decision, that saved both stress and time.
8th grade Mat
7th grade Mat
In my neighborhood, there was always a kid that got picked on at my bus stop. As soon as one kid started picking on him, all the other kids would join in. I knew they were being reactive. I used my values and stepped in. I tried helping the kid out and cool down tensions.
Everyday when I get stressed out about a project, a test, or something big in school, I take time off to help me rejuvenate. I go outside and either shoot some hoops, sit in the park, or call my friends. It helps me cope with stress and helps me sharpen the saw.