Habit One: Be Proactive I have a "can do" attitude. I choose my actions and moods. I don't blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even if nobody is looking.
Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit Three: Put First Things First I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am organized.
Habit Four: Think Win-Win I want everyone to be a success. I don't have to put others down to get what I want. It makes me happy to see other people happy. I like to do nice things for others. When a conflict arises, I help brainstorm a solution. We can all win!
Habit Five: Seek First to Listen, Then to Be Understood I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.
Habit Six: Synergize I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems. I know that "two heads are better than one." I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work.
Habit Seven: Sharpen the Saw I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with my family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places. Balance is best!
See for Yourself:
This wonderful book has great stories to illustrate each habit and is perfect for family reading and discussion.