i changed the entire thing and your criticism was entirely helpful
Of the many books I have read none moved me as much as the "the seven habits of highly effective teens" by Stephen R. Covey. After my 10th standard I had to change schools because my school did not have 11th and 12th . At first everything went fine and soon I started topping my class but along with my grades my arrogance too grew. I felt that I could manage without working hard. I rarely studied and spent most of my time dilly dallying. On top of that I fell into bad company. As a result my grades started dropping and argued with my mother constantly and I rarely talked to my sister.
One fine day when the results were announced for an internal test I was ashamed of myself , my rank was almost at the bottom. It was then I started correcting myself. But it was not that easy and not a day passed without trying to find out what went wrong with me and trying to correct myself. It was at this time I read this book by Stephen R. Covey. This book was like a lighthouse which appears out of the darkness to guide a lost ship. The advise like think with the end in mind and "be proactive" were very helpful I started with baby steps like cutting down my TV time and submitting my assignments before the deadline. I started paying more attention to the teachers and started working diligently. Every time I reached a small goal I made a bigger one and started working towards it. . Eventually I started performing better and my grades started improving.
When it came to my relationships with my family and friends here too I started scoring better. In the case of my mother I wanted to make amendments and today I listen patiently and even help her out with her office especially. I started taking her criticism positively and tried to improve myself. Here the habits like Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding were of immense help. When our sections got shuffled in...