The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Book - 2014
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Explores the adolescent years and draws on extensive research to offer teens practical ways to cope with such important issues as peers, parents, relationships, school choices, and the future.
Publisher: New York : A Touchstone Book, published by Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: Touchstone trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476764665
Characteristics: xvii, 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 7.1 19 Quiz: 33835 Guided reading level: NR.


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RenaeP_KCMO Jan 30, 2018

Stephen Covey published The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989, and his advice has helped adults with leadership and decision-making skills ever since. This book, written by Covey’s son, gives the same advice as the adult version, but in a format accessible to teen and young adult reader... Read More »

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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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Dec 12, 2016

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Jul 30, 2015

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black_penguin_254 Oct 28, 2014

black_penguin_254 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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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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