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Sharpen The Saw

Sharpen The Saw.


Once a woodcutter strained to saw down a tree. A young man who was
watching asked What are you doing?
Are you blind? the woodcutter replied. Im cutting down this tree.
The young man was unabashed. You look exhausted! Take a break. Sharpen
your saw.
The woodcutter explained to the young man that he had been sawing for
hours and did not have time to take a break.
The young man pushed back If you sharpen the saw, you would cut down
the tree much faster.
The woodcutter said I dont have time to sharpen the saw. Dont you see
Im too busy?

Four Dimension of Renewal
Eating Habbits
Make Your Brain Strong
Rest and Relaxation
Exercise on Regular Basis
Spiritual Dimension
Develop spiritually through Reading, Meditating , Praying and through
Spending Time with Nature.
Gordon Story The Turn of the Tide
Doctor found him physically fit and asked him to go to the place where
he himself the Happiest during his Childhood.

He can eat whatever he likes but cant TALK to anyone, read and listen
to music.

He then wrote out four prescriptions and told him to open one at nine,
twelve, three, and six o'clock.

"Are you serious?" Gordon asked him.

"You won't think I'm joking when you get my bill!" was the reply.
So the next morning,

1
st
Prescription: Listen Carefully
2
nd
Prescription: "Try reaching back.
3
rd
Prescription: Examine your motives.
4
th
Prescription: "Write your worries on the sand,"

Books
Reading
THE MENTAL DIMENSION
Most of our mental development and study
discipline comes through formal education.

Education Continuing education, continually
honing and expanding the mind- is vital mental
renewal.

Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the
mental saw.

Organizing and planning represents other forms of
mental renewal
Social/ Emotional Dimension

Social / Emotional Dimension
So this is how
people say I
am!
Scripting
Others
Scripting Others
Most people are a function of the social mirror,
scripted by the opinions, the perceptions, the
paradigms of the people around them.

We can help script them as principle-centred,
value-based, independent, worthwhile
individuals. And, with the Abundance
Mentality, we realize that giving a positive
reflection to others in no way diminishes us.
BALANCE IN RENEWAL
BALANCE IN RENEWAL
Self renewal must include balanced
renewal in all four dimensions

Neglecting any one area negatively impacts the
rest.

The same concept applies to organizations as
well as for individual
Physical = Economic
Mental = Use of talent
Social= Human Relation

Balanced (P+M+S)= Happy and Prosperous Life
SYNERGY IN RENEWAL

Renewal in any dimension increases our
ability to line at least one of the Seven Habits.
Improvement in one habit synergistically
increases our ability to live the rest
The Daily Private Victory is the key to the
development of the Seven habits and it is
completely within your Circle of Influence

SYNERGY IN RENEWAL
THE UPWARD
SPIRAL
THE UPWARD SPIRAL
Renewal is the principle and process
that empowers us to move on an
upward spiral of growth and change, of
continuous improvement.
Moving along the upward spiral requires
us to learn, commit and do on
increasingly higher planes.