Habit 5: seek first to understand then to be understood
you're not listening to me
i don't understand
To begin with the end in mind means to have a clear picture of what you want in your life and to set values and goals. The paths you choose today can affect you in the future, especially friends they can have an influence on your attitude and direction. To help keep the end in mind use a personal mission statement to keep your goal in mind.
Habit 2 - In Action
Win-win is a belief that everyone can win. It's both nice and tough all at once. You care abut other people and you want them to succeed but you also care about yourself and want to succeed. It's not a matter of who get's the bigger prize it's that you both worked hard for it. Developing a win-win mindset is jot easy, but it can be done.
Habit 4 - In Action
To seek first to understand then to be understood means you need to listen first, see things from someone else's point of view. The deepest need for the human heart is to be under stood people will open up to you once they feel genuine love and understanding. It's our tendency to want to fix everything we see before we understand the problem is. You can't trust people who give solutions before they understand what your needs are.
Habit 5 - In Action
I have developed this habit by planning my future in school and my goals in life. I have planned to get on my high school softball team by practicing all the time and putting work into. I really want to be a teacher so I have been working with kids and I'm going to take classes for it.
I have had the mind set of lose-win because I always try to put others first, but they never do the same for me. I am trying to get to the win-win mind set so I don't get hurt anymore. I have learned not to give into peer pressure or lower my expectations.
I need to work on this because it causes a lot of arguments in my house. Sometimes I just say what I need to say then I don't listen to the other person. I am working on listening to my parents first then I'll talk.