The book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” is a re-worked version of the classic where they’re replacing the focus from “highly effective people” to cater to a younger crowd.

The advice in the original book is still relevant to everyone, regardless of age, but it can be useful for younger people to have it presented in a context that’s more familiar to them. Curious about this book? Skeptical? Here’s the deal, it’s pretty general and time-tested advice for the most art. Some of it will be things you’ve heard before or that just make sense inherently, but having it all in one place and presented as such can make it a lot easier to absorb.

Even adults will probably find themselves having a breakthrough or two after flipping through this book. One way that it’s been adapted is that it addresses digital issues that teenagers face today, because nobody has the internet at their disposal, in the pocket, 24/7 when it first came out.

So, are you curious about what these habits are before you buy a whole book and commit to reading it?

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think – win – win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

Now, obviously, some of the titles here a bit vague and don’t really highly exactly what that habit is – and it’s not really my place to spoil the book!

But there you have it, those are the seven rules of highly effective teens.

Turns out, there are a ton of other “habits of highly effective ____” books, so next time you’re shopping around for books, see which ones suit you personally the best to help you choose the right one for whatever you’re trying to accomplish.

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