Habit 5: Seek First to Understand then to be Understood
I understand where you are coming from.
Putting First things First is extremely important to your success in life, if you prioritize your friends over school you won't end up where you hope to end up. You have to know how to prioritize your life so you can get the the important things done and still have time to have fun If you can be strong and not fall into peer pressure you will have what it takes to be successful.
Habit 3- In Action
Just keep studying.
An open mindset of everyone can win is important, if you win and you put everyone down in the procces are you really winning? If you drag people down when you get caught you have a lose-lose mindset which will get you no where with no friends, Giving up a opprotunity because off your friends is a lose-win mindset and your friends will move farward in life and you will staty behind. In order to think win-win you have to respect yourself and the people around you.
Habit 4- In Action
Not a good idea...
If you try to make a point and you don't listen to what they are telling you they won't listen to what you have to say. When listening to someone don't listen with your ears listen with your heart and try to understand where they are coming from. If people have to courage to talk to you have to have respect and listen to them. When you want to be understood you have to know how to understand
Habit 5- In Action
I'm glad we had this talk.
This semester I have been putting school before doing things with my friends because I need my grades to be better. The effect of putting first things first has made my parents trust me more because I’m am being responsible and taking the initiative to get my work done. Even though it is stoping me from having as much fun as i was it will pay off in the long run.
I will try and enforce thinking everyone can win because then everyone can become successful in their own way. Thinking Win-Win will help me in volleyball when I am getting mad at my coach for his decisions on how puts into the court. It can be hard for me to have a new mindset but I know it will help me in the future.
I have recently had to use this habit in a conversation with my dad and it helped us see each others points of view. It’s effects have made me happier because I listened to my dad before I said anything. If I didn’t understand before I started to talk the conversation wouldn’t have ended like it did.