Habits: Chapter 7

Sharpen the Saw

EQ: What are some of the different ways to "sharpen your saw" and how does sharpening your saw help you succeed in life?

Renewal

Regularly renew yourself. You need to balance all 4 areas (brain, body, heart, and soul)

PBA (personal bank account)


  • Keep promises to yourself
  • Do small acts of kindness
  • Be gentle with yourself
  • Honest
  • Renew self
  • Tapping into talents

rba (relationship bank account)


  • Keep promises
  • Do small acts of kindness
  • Be loyal
  • Listen
  • Say you’re sorry
  • Set clear expectations

Say No

  • Ask questions (tough questions)
  • Name the trouble (put a face on what you're doing)
  • State the consequences (think)
  • Suggest an alternative (suggest something else)
Sharpen the Saw

Ways to renew yourself:

  • Read a newspaper everyday
  • Subscribe to National Geographic
  • Travel
  • Plant a garden
  • Observe wildlife
  • Attend lecture on interesting topic
  • Watch the Discovery Channel
  • Visit a Library
  • Listen to the news
  • Research Ancestors
  • Write a story, poem, or song
  • Play a challenging board game
  • Debate
  • Play a game of Chess
  • Visit a Museum
  • Comment in class

"Nothing in life comes easy, you have to pay the price."

Ways to physically renew yourself

  • Eat good food
  • Relax in the bathtub
  • Bike
  • Lift weights
  • Get enough sleep
  • Play sports
  • Take walks
  • Stretch out
  • Do aerobic workouts