Sharpen The Saw (Habit 7)
Presented by :
Asma Batool and Saba Yousaf
Beaconhouse School System Wah Cantt
Habit 7 is taking the time to sharpen the saw
By this habit we can work more quickly and
effortlessly. It helps to keep the balance of
Personal Production Capability . Sharpening
the saw is about constantly renewing ourself.
Exercising on a regular basis
The physical dimension involves caring for
your physical body- eating the right food,
getting enough rest.
If we dont have a regular exercise
programme, eventually we will develop
Benefits of Physical Exercise
A good exercise programme builds your
body in three areas: endurance, flexibility
Endurance comes from aerobic exercise .
Flexibility comes through stretching
Strength comes from muscle resistance
THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION
The spiritual dimension is your core, your
center, your commitment to your value
system. It draws upon the sources that
inspire and uplift you and tie you to
timeless truths of humanity. Renewing the
spiritual dimension provides leadership to
Some people find renewal in daily
Others find renewal through immersion in
great literature or great music
Some find renewal in the daily
communion with nature where they find
peace and harmony
Personal Mission Statement
In our daily spiritual renewal Personal
mission statement is important because it
enables us to have an understanding of
our centre /purpose which we can review
frequently. We can visualize and live out
the events of the day in harmony with
THE MENTAL DIMENSION
Surveys indicate that the television is
turned on in most homes thirty- five to
forty hours per week. It is the great
obstacle to mental renewal. Most of the
programming is a waste of time.
Its important to keep your mind sharp by
reading, writing, organizing and planning.
Read broadly and expose yourself to
Every day we should commit at least one
hour to renewal in the first three
dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual.
This practice is a "Daily Private Victory.“
It will build the long-term physical ,spiritual
and mental strength to enable you to
handle difficult challenges in life.
THE SOCIAL DIMENSION
The social/emotional dimension focuses
on the principles of interpersonal
leadership, empathic communication
and creative cooperation.
Renewing our social/emotional dimension
requires to focus and exercise in our
interaction with others
BALANCE IN RENEWAL
Self renewal must include balanced renewal in
all four dimensions--physical, spiritual, mental
and social/emotional. Neglecting any one area
negatively impacts the rest.
THE UPWARD SPIRAL
Moving along the upward spiral requires
us to learn, commit and do on
increasingly higher planes.
Renewal is the principle and process that
empowers us to move on an upward
spiral of growth and change, of
This a story of two lumberjacks Saad and
Ibrahim who were asked to participate in the
competition “Who cut the most Woods”.
Saad was robust and sturdy .He cut the
woods with the powerful and bigger saw. On
the other hand Ibrahim was famous for his skill
but not for his strength. He cut the wood with
the smaller axe. But he sharpened his saw
after cutting each
Draw the conclusion
Who cut the most trees and why?