Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw   (Balance Feels Best)

  • Principles and Concepts:

    • The four dimensions (body, mind, heart, spirit)
    • Overcoming obstacles
    • Renewal, continuous improvement, and balance



    • Common:  I'm too busy today to take time for myself.
    • Highly Effective:  I take time for myself every day because it gives me the ability to do everything else.



    • Achieve the Daily Private Victory.

    habit 7

    Schedule your Daily Private Victory.  It's a Big Rock.


    Results (I live a balanced life.)

    Some results I might expect from living Habit 7 at a higher level are:

    • Improved capacity
    • Stronger relationships
    • Greater reserves
    • Continuous Improvement


    Books that reinforce Habit 7:  Sharpen The Saw

    Lower Elementary

    • Owl Moon by Jane Yolan
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
    • Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson
    • Me I Am! by Jack Prelutsky


    Upper Elementary

    • The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg
    • Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
    • The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky
    • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
    • Wind in the Long Grass edited by William J. Higginson