Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw

Keep your life in balance!!

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.

The story is that a man was sawing down a tree and not making much progress. When asked why he didn’t stop sawing to sharpen his saw, he answered that he was too busy sawing.


The Four Dimensions of Your Life

Body (Physical) – exercise, eat healthy, sleep well, relax.

Brain (Mental) – read, educate, write, learn new skills.

Heart (Emotional) – build relationships, service, and laugh.

Soul (Spiritual) – meditate, keep a journal, pray, take in quality media.


Habit 7 reminds us that we are more productive when we are in balance; body, brain, heart, and soul. If one area is being ignored or overused, the rest will feel the results. It is like car needing all four tires; you need to care of all four parts of yourself.