The 7 Habits
By: Jenna B.
All of the kids at Southdale show leadership by using the 7 Habits. The 1st habit we use is Be Proactive, which means that you are in charge of what you do. We use this habit by thinking about what we are going to do and then doing it if we feel it’s the right thing to do. When you are being proactive it means that you do what is right even when no one is watching you.
The next habit is called Begin With The End In Mind. This habit means to have a plan. An example would be to have a plan so that you know what you are going to do throughout the day. Beginning With The End In Mind means to set goals and think about if what your plan is going to turn out positive or negative to yourself and others.
The third habit is Put First Things First, which is about working and then playing. We have learned to do our homework and then play with our friends or anything else like that. This habit will impact our future by us knowing to work and then play. When you Put First Things First you do what is most important, even if it is not fun, and then you do fun things like playing with friends or playing video games.
Habit four is called Think Win-Win. This habit tells us to work together with others and compromise with them instead of doing it all your way. This habit will definitely help us when we get jobs because we will know that not everything can be our way. It also helps us in school when we are working in groups. Thinking win-win is another way of saying that you are coming up with a plan that makes everyone involved happy.
The next habit is Habit 5, Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood, which means to listen before you talk or ask questions. In school, we listen to what the teacher has to say and then if we do not understand it, we ask questions. An example would be in math class, we listen to what our teacher is teaching us and then we ask questions. If someone is sad, then you can Seek First To Understand Then To Be Understood to cheer them up by listening to what they are sad about so you know how to cheer them up.
Habit 6 is one of our last habits and it is called Synergize, which is when you work together with one or more people and all are involved and are participating. In school we synergize by working together and making sure everyone is happy on decisions that we make. A quote that describes Synergizing is “Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.” -Steven Anderson
Habit 7 is last, but not least, Sharpen The Saw! Sharpening The Saw does not actually mean that you go and sharpen a saw. When you Sharpen The Saw it means that you balance out your life between play, work, and rest. When you use this habit you probably feel that balance feels best! You can Sharpen The Saw by eating right, getting a proper amount of sleep each night and spending time with family and friends.