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Habbit 7: Sharpen the Saw; Principles of Balanced Self - Renewal

"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things ... I am tempted to think ... there are no little things." - Bruce Barton

Sarah Niederman

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Habbit 7: Sharpen the Saw; Principles of Balanced Self - Renewal

Principles of Balanced Self - Renewal Habbit 7: Sharpen the Saw What is meant by sharpening the saw is to regularly engage in the exercise of the four dimensions: Spiritual 1. Physical
3. Mental
4. Spiritually Physical - beneficial eating, exercise, and rest Making social and meaningful connections with others. Social/Emotional Reading- Valuable to read broadly and to expose yourself to great minds and not watching too much TV>
Visualizing - Imagining power of your mind to see the end from the beginning and to see the entire journey.
Planning - Spend one hour per day organizing and planning "Sharpening the Saw" in the physical, spiritual, and mental dimensions.
Writing - Keeping a journal of thoughts, experiences insights, and learning's promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context. Mental Spending time in nature, expanding spiritual self through meditation, art, music, prayer, or service. Involves caring effectively for our physical body.
Exercise is a Quadrant II, high-leverage activity that most of us don't do consistently because it isn't urgent.
Three areas are necessary:
Endurance comes from aerobic exercise
Flexibility comes through stretching
Strength comes from muscle resistance exercises.
The seventh habit is taking time to renew the greatest asset you have = YOU. Service, Empathy, Synergy, Intrinsic Security This is the true joy in life-that being
used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. that being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whol community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do fo it harder work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw "Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living o this earth" N. Eldon Tanner Learning, reading, writing, and teaching Value Clarification & Commitment, Study, & Meditation "Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. threat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be."
-Goethe The End
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