Have you ever come across a book that held you captive from the first to the last page?
That’s what reading “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers” by Sean Covey was like for me.
So, what are these 7 Habits in a nutshell?
- React: Blaming everyone for your troubles, for example “your parents don’t want to listen,” or “studying is hard,” “nobody cares”
- Begin with no plan in mind: Here’s the Kenyan version of this habit. “Yoh! Form niaje?” “Twende kwa akina nani, tuchill” “YOLO”
- Put first things last: Why is it that when you’ve got to study or clean the dishes, it’s always easier to say you’ll watch a movie or a series first or chat then you’ll get to it?
- Think Win-Lose: This is the one where you want to do something and you go ahead and do it, who cares if you hurt your friends or join a wrong clique? I mean, can’t they see how much fun I’m having?
- Seek first to talk, then pretend to listen: Yeah, nishasema…
- Don’t cooperate: No one wants to join a group where that guy or chic is. They are weird and “I don’t do weird.”
- Wear yourself out: Do everything else and forget the most important so that when it’s time to get something actually done- like study, you are too exhausted to think straight.
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