Habit 1 — Be Proactive

I am in charge & I am a responsible person.

I take initiative. I choose 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.

Have a plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

 

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work first-- then play

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

 

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone can win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  I make "deposits" in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

 

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

 Listen before talking

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                    

 

Together is better

 

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than 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 anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

 

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw          

 

Balance feels best

 

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 find meaningful ways to help others.