Habit 5: "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood"
What's going on, I'm all ears?
Hey, I really need someone to talk to.
Be proactive instead of reactive. Reactive people make choices bases on impulse. Proactive people make choices based on value and think before they act. If someone is doing something you don't agree with and you don't do anything about it, it's your fault. You are responsible for your life and you are the only one that can decide what you do with it. You are the only one that hold the remote control to your life.
Habit 1: " Be Proactive"
Why did you not do laundry?
Learn to prioritize so you can put first things first and not fall back on assignments. Strive for will power or the power to say yes to your most important or beneficial thing. Set a goal and make sure you take care of the important things or the things that will help you reach your goal. Using a planner will help you prioritize and keep yourself from forgetting things. First identify your big rocks then block out time for you big rocks, last, schedule everything else.
Habit 3: "Put First Things First"
Hey, do you want to go to the park with me?
No, I can't sorry! I have to study for that exam in math tomorrow.
Listen to others first, then talk and give them useful advice. See things from others point of view before saying your own. Always genuinely listen to them. Listen with your eyes, heart and ears. Stand in their shoes and practice mirroring. When you are going to try and understand someone you must contain and show courage.
Habit 5: "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
I am not a good problem solver, so this habit is a little bit harder for me. My mom and I have disagreements sometime but instead of coming up with a solution, I normally get defensive and it doesn't end well. I brush things off and just say oh well instead of coming up with a way to solve them so most of my problems don't get solved. I'm going to try and change that next year
I'm sorry, I forget about it. I'll go do it right now.
I don't always put first things first. Sometimes I do procrastinate and I'm cramming everything in at the last minute and I absolutely hate it. I had known about Geometry Nation for 2 months before it was due, I focused on doing one section every week. It helped me not be as stressed as I was last time. We got told about the Science FSA about a month in advanced. I put it to the side and did not study until a week before the test. I didn't feel as prepared as some other students.
One of my friends family members had passed away. She talked about it to me and I tried to hear her out and not interrupt her. I suggested ways to try and forget about it. She was really thankful that I actually listened to her. When someone tells me something and I actually listen to them, it seems like they trust me more. I got really close with people this year just by listening then talking