Book Review: “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens”
Book Review: “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens”
Sharatoon Fazal

“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” is authored by the accomplished writer, Sean Covey. Published in the UK in 1999, this 293-page book is written in a simple language and has sold over five million copies. It aims to guide teenagers from their current state to their desired future.

The first habit, “Be Proactive,” centers on taking responsibility for one’s life, representing the initial step towards achieving success.

The second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind,” emphasizes creating a clear vision of future goals and missions.

“Put First Things First,” the third habit, teaches time management, ensuring the prioritization of the most important tasks.

“Think Win-Win” encourages a mindset of mutual benefit, fostering equitable relationships and bringing happiness into one’s life.

The fifth habit, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood,” underscores the importance of attentive listening, recognizing the human need for understanding.

“S. “Synergize” means working together to achieve solutions, often involving two or more people collaborating.

“Sharpen the Saw” advises keeping one’s mind and body in good condition to better cope with life’s challenges through regular renewal and strengthening.

This book presents seven essential habits or tools to achieve success in life and offers motivation and inspiration through quotes and short stories. It is a remarkable read that I highly recommend, as it can genuinely inspire and motivate you. As the author, Shannon Hale, expressed, “I wish I had this book when I was a teen!”