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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.

As you renew yourself in each of the four areas, you create growth and change in your life. Sharpen the Saw keeps you fresh so you can continue to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and handle the challenges around you.

Feeling good doesn’t just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew yourself. It’s all up to you. Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal–a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Habit #1:  Be Proactive
Habit #2:  Begin with the End in Mind
Habit #3:  Put First Things First
Habit #4:  Think Win-Win
Habit #5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit #6:  Synergize
Habit #7:  Sharpen the Saw
Summary

* Source: Stephen R. Covey – 7 Habits / Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

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