• Bulldog

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


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    black paw   Be proactive.

    I have a "CAN DO" attitude. I choose my actions, attitude and moods. I don’t blame others. I do the right thing without being asked, even when nobody’s looking. Remember I am in charge of me, no one else. I can take responsibility for who I am, my work, what I choose to do, and how hard I try!

    black paw   Begin with the end in mind.

    I can make a plan and set goals that I can work to achieve. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I know exactly what I want to do and I know how to get it done well. 

    black paw   Put first things first.

    I spend my time wisely on things that are most important. This means that I say no to things that I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am self-disciplined and organized.

    black paw   Think win-win.

    I can look for solutions that work best for everyone, including me and you! When a conflict happens, I look for another solution that can work well for everyone. I don’t put others down to get what I want.

    black paw   Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

    I can listen first, gain a proper understanding before I respond, and take other people’s feelings and ideas into consideration. I listen actively and pay attention to other viewpoints, even if I disagree. I do so respectfully and responsibly by making eye contact, not interrupting, and I ask appropriate questions when I need clarification. I can then share my opinions and ideas.

    black paw   Synergize.

    I know that everyone is good at something and everyone has something they can work to improve. We can all learn from one another. I can work well with all of my peers, in group, and around the school. Together, we can come up with better solutions. Together is better.

    black paw   Sharpen the saw.

    I take care of myself, my mind, body and spirit. I eat right, get enough sleep, and exercise. I learn in many ways, places, and with many people. I take advantage of experience and opportunity as I can always learn more. I also take time to help others. Balance feels best.