The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Book - 1998
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With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide--now updated for the digital age.

Imagine you had a roadmap--a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans...they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there.

That's what Sean Covey's landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens , has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.

An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

"If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn't help you, then you must have a perfect life already."-Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781476764665
Branch Call Number: 158.0835 Cov
Characteristics: 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 18, 2017

As I began reading this book, it seemed a little cheesy, so I was worried it would be like that throughout the book. But, thankfully, it got better. This book has made a positive impact on my life and given me renewed ambition. I liked how the author included real stories from real people; it gave the book more authenticity. The 7 Habits are principles you can use throughout your whole life, not just as a teen, which makes this book valuable for people of all ages, really. Also, this book was pretty short and sweet, so it kept my attention the whole way through. Highly recommend!

Dec 12, 2016

A good book with good messages. Highly recommend to everyone and anyone.

cjcarson Nov 19, 2016

an enjoyable read with lots of good advice about priorities, life and how everyone has ther own way of doing things.

Mar 22, 2014

I enjoyed reading this, i honestlty did not expect to read this and now I don't regret. Lots of good advice. Recommended.

LindaLi7 Aug 13, 2013

Great book to read and you get to learn a lot of things from this book!!!

jack48 Aug 12, 2013


Kuma_0 Jun 25, 2013

Good Book!

LauraO18 Jul 18, 2012

I honestly can't believe that there would be a single teenager who couldn't get sometime immensely valuable out of this book. A great, easy read with wonderful, practical tips about improving your life, being a better person, and opening doors to pursuing your dreams.

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black_penguin_254 Oct 28, 2014

Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas--Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.

Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work. Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern--things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive.


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