Habit 5: "Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood"
How was your day?
It was good...
Habit 7: "Sharpen The Saw"
How have you been?
You have to decide between important things that contribute to your life goals in life or urgent things that are activities that demand your immediate attention. You have to have the strength to say yes to important things and say no to peer pressure. There are four types of people, the procrastinator the prioritizer, the yes-man, and the slacker. The procrastinator does his/her work but at the last minute, the prioritizer does his/her work when they get it, the yes-man says yes to everything, and the slacker does nothing important.
Habit 3- In Action
First I will do my homework, then I will hang out with my friends.
This habit means that you have to listen first then talk second, you have to see thing from someone else's point of view. You can care by simply taking time to listen without judging and without giving advice. There are five listening styles that you don't want to do and they are spacing out, pretend listening, selective listing, word listening, and self-centered listening. If you are genuine listening you have to listen with your heart, eyes, and ears, stand in their shoes, and practice mirroring.
Habit 5- In Action
Today was the worst...
Habit 7 is all about keeping your personal self sharp so that you can better deal with life. The best way to sharpen the saw is to focus on building relationships, make regular deposits to your RBA and PBA. You also have to care for your brain, heart, and soul. Some mental barriers for taking care of yourself are screen time, the nerds syndrome, and pressure.
Habit 7- In Action
I don't have any time to do what I want to.
I've developed this habit over the past year. Now I always put first things first. On the weekends I almost always have homework, I always do homework first then I do what I want to second, this always helps my grades.
One thing I did this year to help me is seek first to understand, then to be understood. I always listen to my friends first, then talk second. This makes everyone happy because they are getting to share their feelings with everyone.
I don't usually sharpen the saw. This habit is all about focusing on yourself, but I really don't have time to do that. in the future, I will need to sharpen the saw.