Habit #7Sharpen theSawBased on the work ofStephen Covey
Journal Entry orDiscussionStarter:A man has been workinghard to saw through atree for over three hours.He still hasn’t cut throughthe tree trunk. Whatmight be wrong with theman’s saw? What shouldhe do?
I take care of my body by eating right,exercising, and getting sleep. I spendtime with family and friends. I learn inlots of ways and lots of places.
Body:Exercise, Be Healthy, Sleep,RelaxBrain:Learn, Read, WriteSoul:Journal, Think, PrayHeart:Serve, Laugh, Be a Friend
Journal EntryorDiscussionStarter:What do you do to takecare of your body?What do you NOT do?Could you make anyimprovements?
Journal EntryorDiscussionStarter:How you are working toimprove your brain? Whatcould you stop doing?What could you startdoing? Can you think ofsomeone who really workson this area of their life?
Brain FoodWhat are your plans for“feeding” your brain? Make alist of things you want to learnor things that you want to dothat will teach you.
Journal EntryorDiscussionStarter:How you are working toimprove your soul? Whatthings do you do thatmake you the mosthappy?
Feeding Your SoulWhat feeds yoursoul? What inspiresyou and gives youpeace? What aresome songs, books ormovies that make youwant to be a betterperson? Is there aperson that makesYOU want to bebetter?
Journal EntryorDiscussionStarter:Does the heart matter?Are you serving/helpinganyone? What things doyou do to make friendsand/or to make otherpeople happy? Can youthink of someone thatreally is good at this?
What makes your sawsharp?What makes your sawdull?Your Saw is Your Life
How good are you atsharpening the saw?My sawis verysharp!My saw isvery dull!What steps couldyou take tosharpen yoursaw?
Credits:This slide show was created byRebecca Radicchiusing the following resources.1. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectivePeople by Stephen Covey2. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectiveKids by Sean Covey3. The Seven Habits for Highly EffectiveTeens by Sean Covey