• Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

    Habit 2

    We are going to learn about the importance of considering the consequences.  There are 3 important ideas to take away from this lesson:

    1. Every choice has a consequence.

    2. Freedom of choice does not mean freedom of consequence.

    3. Considering consequences increases the probability of making the right choice.

     

    Read the LIM story (link below) "The Ant and the Grasshopper". Think about the positive and the negative consequences for both the ant and the grasshopper.

    "The Ant and the Grasshopper"

    In your LIM workbook, do pages 26-27 "Consider Consequences". You may click on the link to take you the lesson on the LIM website.  Please complete in your workbook.

    Consider Consequences

     

    On a seperate sheet of paper, write down one positive and one negative consequence for each of the 9 items below. Once finished, put the paper in your workbook.

    1. A classmate dares you to trip another student. What would happen if you do it?

    2. You have a test tomorrow, but you get invited to play video games at a friend's house.  What would happen if you choose to study?

    3. A classmate wants to copy your homework. What would happen if you let him?

    4. You and a friend walk into the cafeteria together, and there is only one seat left at the table where you want to sit.  What would happen if you choose to sit there?

    5. The teacher has a bowl of candy on her desk, and she leaves the room for a minute.  What would happen if you took some?

    6. Your best friend tells you you shouldn't hang out with another friend anymore. What would happen if you choose to still hang out with the other friend anyway?

    7. Your parents send you to school with money for milk. What would happen if you choose to spend it on ice cream instead?

    8. Your friends want to watch a TV show, but you know that you are not allowed to watch it because it's inappropriate. What would happen if you told your friends you didn't want to watch it?

    9. You go to a sleepover at your friend's house, and you feel like you want to go home in the middle of the night. What would happen if you asked to go home?

     

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    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

    Watch the "Manny & Clark" LIM video as they discuss the importance of knowing your big picture (or goal).

    Manny & Clark: The Big Picture

    Today's lesson is going to be on Clear Expectations.  It is very important that leaders know and understand what is expected of them so they can be successful. When you are working together as a team, it is also very important that each team member knows their job so the team can also be successful. Watch the video clip of a pit crew working on a car during a NASCAR race.  Notice how each person has a specific job to do.  Each team member knows what is expected of them and they perform their job to the expectations allowing the crew to be successful.

    NASCAR pit crew

    In your LIM workbooks, do p.24-25 "Clear Expectations". Here is the link to view the lesson on the LIM webiste.

    Clear Expectations

    Watch the LIM video, "Race to the Pole". This video is a true story of 2 Eupropean countries racing to be the first to raise their flag at the South Pole.  As you watch the video, notice how each team prepares for the race and how team work is displayed.  Only one team can win the race.  What contributed to the success and failure of each team? How can you apply the lessons in the video as you strive to achieve you own goals?

    Race to the Pole