Book Review: The 5th Wave

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 2.04.35 PMThe 5th Wave is a book about aliens invading earth. In this book, the humans have to use many of the Seven Habits to survive.

The main habit that I want to focus on from the story is Be Proactive. Be Proactive is the first habit. In one scene, a sniper is shooting a 50. caliber round at one of the good guys named Cassie. Cassie has to find cover, which in her case is under a Buick. When Cassie was running for the Buick she got shot by the sniper. She uses a belt to survive by tying it around her leg to slow the blood loss.

While Cassie is under the car she also has a handgun near her. She keeps an M16 by her side. She waits under the car until she has the cover of darkness to escape. She does this so she will not be followed.

This is just a part of the story of how the book The 5th Wave and the characters in the story use the Seven Habits.  


Habit 6: Synergize

There is something called the 7 Habits. One of them is Synergize. Synergize is a habit about teamwork. It shows how teamwork can give you an advantage on doing something and maybe being able to do something faster.stronger-together2

For example, You can work together on a project and get it done quicker if you are doing the right thing. You can also Synergize in a sport by communicating
and having an advantage over other people. At school I have used habit number 6 Synergize when I work with a partner on an assignment.

Synergizing is a good way of getting things done quickly, but you have to do it in the right way.

Habit #5 : Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

h5The way I use habit five, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” is by listening to others and understanding before speaking.

For example, when I’m doing math homework and I get stuck on a problem, I ask for help from someone and see if they need some too. if I ask them politely and nicely, they will help.  Another example is I sometimes have accidents that are problems that I can’t fix or figure out, so I ask for help. If I need a book in the library, I ask the librarian to help me find the book.

So thats how you can Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood!

Habit #2- Begin With the End in Mind

To me,  Habit #2 – Begin with the End in Mind means to always have a plan and not to do everything at the last second. It also helps you know what to do and when to do it, instead of asking someone else when to do something.

A student I interviewed said, “I think that begin with the end in mind means always have a plan before you do something no matter what.” Begin With the End in Mind helps you know how to do something and when to do something and where to do it.”

Have you ever worked at a lemonade stand? A lemonade stand is a great example of Habit 2 because you have to know how much lemonade to give your customer and what the price is for every size cup. What I’m getting to is that you need to know what to do and plan everything out before you do something. So why not go ahead and plan and use Begin With the End in Mind to help get through life easier.