Habit 1 -- Be Proactive
I am a responsible person. I take charge of me by choosing my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing, without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 -- Begin With the End in Mind
I plan ahead and set goals, then I check my progress to be sure I will reach them. I do things that have a purpose and make a difference.
Habit 3 -- Put First Things First
I spend my time on the things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a plan, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 -- Think Win-Win
I balance courage to get what I want with consideration for what others want. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives. I speak positively to others.
Habit 5 -- Seek First to Understand, 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. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 -- 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 because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 -- Sharpen the Saw
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.