The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens workshop concluded yesterday with a closing ceremony which featured presentations from all the kids followed by a certificate presentation. After the event, I asked my girls what they learnt from the workshop and what their conclusions were. Below is their response:
We joined the 7 habits of highly effective teens which was sponsored by BIBD and was held at the Chancelor Hall in UBD. On the first day Saras our mentor started off with Habit 1: Be Proactive. In this Habit, it tells you the two different types of people you choose to be and encourages us to learn how to pause and think about how we want to respond to a situation before doing it. The second habit, Begin with the end in mind was introduced to us by our other mentor, Edmund. It is very important to have an end in mind because this will guide you to what you want to do.
On the second day, we started the day with Habit 3: Put first things first. It taught us how to plan and do the important things first. The fourth habit is Think win-win. This habit tells us that there is always a choice in a particular situation. Either win-win. Lose-lose, win-lose or lose-win. Habit 5 is Seek first to understand, then to be understood. If you realize, 53% on of how we communicate is based on our body language. 40% is based on our tone or feeling and lastly 7% is based on words.
On the third day, we were finally exposed to habit 6 and 7 which are Synergize and Sharpen the saw. In other words, synergizing is also another term for team work. By synergizing, we can get better results than being on our own. Do you ever wonder why a flock of geese fly in a v formation? It is because when they synergize they are able to fly faster that way. We ended the course with habit 7: sharpen the saw.
Our conclusion is that being proactive is better than being reactive because it brings good in the end. Not only that but we have learned a lot of useful things through inspiring videos that we can follow and apply in our everyday life. This course was a life changing experience for us and everybody who joined.