By: Raja Furqan Ahmed
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey is a personal development book. The principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. This book provides a step-by-step guide and helps us to improve our relations with friends, and family.
It has seven habits for being highly effective: Being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win-win, seeking to understand and then to be understood, synergizing, and sharpening the saw. Sean describes these habits in detail and also provided a lot of examples so that anyone can understand it easily. Each one of these steps is outlined in great detail with many tips, tricks, examples, and quotes to help you understand how to fully get into each habit. The level of detail used for each habit makes this book a clear-cut roadmap to teenage success, containing information on subjects from your view on life to prevent yourself from becoming burned out and depressed. He also mentions some stupid quotes which were now reversed and implemented in the new world.
In the initial 20 pages, he explains paradigms. He explains that Paradigms is the mental maps that we use to describe the world around us. They are the lens that each of us uses to understand everyone and everything. The key of a paradigm isn’t as much in the true nature of a thing as much as our perception of the thing. They also deal with our views and our mental perspective due to the actions done around us. He also explains about paradigms of self, paradigms of others, and paradigms of life explaining that we have to change our centres. A paradigm shift is a change in one’s perspective concerning the way we perceive things. They are two different things changing the way we see things around us and changing the things around us.
The writer is a freelance journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He tweets @furqanraja1122