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7 Habits of highly successful teenagers

Productivity is an intentional activity that channels our strength into achieving success. Success is the repeated failures that sum up at the end. Because we are the product of habits, it is then important that every habit we accommodate must gear towards our dreams and goal. Below are the 7 habits of highly successful teenagers. […]

Productivity is an intentional activity that channels our strength into achieving success. Success is the repeated failures that sum up at the end. Because we are the product of habits, it is then important that every habit we accommodate must gear towards our dreams and goal.
Below are the 7 habits of highly successful teenagers.

They sleep early
They are great readers
They plan and set priorities
They are always time conscious
They limit social media time
They mingle with positive-minded people
They are accountable to a mentor


Let us break this down:

• Sleep early: Sleep is a non-negotiable prerequisite for radiant health and productivity – both mental and physical. Not only do successful teenagers get enough rest, but they also do it timely. Those who sleep early, wake up early enough to kick start their day while others are still snoring. To be a productive and successful teenager, sleep early enough. Most times we are stuck in the digital world right into the night and lose track of time and in the end, this nonchalance comes back to bite our butt, making the day go sour. We sleep during school hours and become unproductive during other activities.
• Be an avid reader: No doubt, readers are leaders – mentally and psychologically, they lead a very productive life. Every successful teenager is known to be a book worm; they tap into unlimited knowledge of great thinkers and authors, allowing themselves to soak up in their great revelations. If you want to be a successful teenager, in any area of life, read every day – articles, journals, history, self-help books. Educative novels, newspapers. Read, read, read, always.
• Set priorities: Every teenager is a good dreamer, with a long list of what they desire to achieve. But as time goes one, they allow unimportant activities to creep in and steal away their time and attention. The best way to avoid distractions is to put things into perspective by setting priorities on what needs to be done. Set your activities on a scale of preference and focus every day on the most important ones.
• Be time conscious: This is a sequel to setting priorities. Whatever you do, always apply time to it. Every successful teenager designs their day. They focus on what is needed to be done and do it at the appropriate time. When it is time to work they work, when it is time to read, they read. This way, they monitor how they utilize their time.
• Limit social media time: Social media is now every young adult consumption. It is very good to socialize, provided it is done properly and healthily. But you must know that too much time spent on social can make you unproductive. It is pleasurable to chat up friends and raise gist among peers but too much of it will hamper your pursuit of success and the achievement of your goals.
• Connect with positive-minded people: Bad company, corrupt good manners. It’s a cliché, but evergreen and relevant even in this contemporary time. Every successful teenager is fully aware that the friends they keep and circle they belong to affect their lives. A positive circle brings a positive life and otherwise. They are intentional about who they connect with. To be a successful teenager, it is then necessary that you connect with positive-minded people, those who will contribute to the achievement of your dream and aspiration.
• Have a mentor: Mentorship is a necessity for every young one and every successful teenager has someone who directs and guides their steps. Someone versatile, a resource person in their choice of field or career. A life coach who has experienced what they are yet to experience. A leader. To be successful in career and life as a teenager, get a mentor.

Sleep early: Sleep is a non-negotiable prerequisite for radiant health and productivity–both mental and physical. Not only do successful teenagers get enough rest, but they also do it in a timely fashion. Those who sleep on time, wake up early enough to kick start their day while others are still snoring. To be a productive and successful teenager, sleep early. Most times, we get stuck in the digital world right into the night and lose track of time, and in the end, this nonchalance comes back to bite our butt, making the day go sour. We sleep during school hours and become unproductive during other activities.
Be an avid reader: No doubt, readers are leaders–mentally and psychologically; they lead a very productive life. Every successful teenager is a bookworm; they tap into the vast knowledge of great thinkers and authors, allowing themselves to soak up their great revelations. If you want to be a thriving teenager, in any area of life, read every day–articles, journals, history, self-help books: educative novels, newspapers. Read, read, read, always.
Set priorities: Every teenager is a good dreamer, with a long list of what they desire to achieve. But as time goes on, they allow unimportant activities to creep in and steal away their time and attention. The best way to avoid distractions is to put things into perspective by setting priorities on what you must do. Set your activities on a scale of preference and focus every day on the most important ones.
Be time conscious: This is a sequel to setting priorities. Whatever you do, always be time conscious. Every successful teenager designs their day. They focus on what they must do and do it at the right time. When it is time to work, they work, when it is time to read, they read. This way, they monitor how they use their time.
Limit social media time: Social media is now every young adult’s compulsive consumption. It is good to socialize, provided you do it wisely and healthily. But you must know that too much time spent on social media can make you unproductive. It is pleasurable to chat up friends and gist with peers, but too much of it will hamper your pursuit of success and the achievement of your goals.
Connect with positive-minded people: Bad company, corrupts good manners. It’s a cliché, but it’s evergreen and relevant even in this contemporary time. Every successful teenager fully knows that the friends they keep and circle they belong to affect their lives. A positive circle brings a positive experience and otherwise. They are intentional about who they connect with all the time. To be a thriving teenager, it is then necessary that you connect with positive-minded people, those who will contribute to the achievement of your dream and aspiration.
Have a mentor: Mentorship is a necessity for every young adult, and every successful teenager has someone who directs and guides their steps. Someone versatile, a resource person in their choice of field or career. A life coach who has experienced what they are yet to experience — a leader. To be successful in career and life as a teenager, get a mentor.

I believe as a teenager or young adult; you will inculcate these habits into your daily life and start accomplishing great things. Remember that every knowledge without proper action is irrelevant, so act.


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