July 11, 2018

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Part 4)

The Mind is one of our most valuable body parts which we often take for granted. Covey says that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. He gives a list of 20 examples on how to expand our mind on page 218 of his ‘Teens’ book.



  • To care for your brain is to sharpen the saw mentally. Make a list of skills or talents you enjoy or might like to learn. (E.g. chess)
  • What new skill can you commit to learn in the next month?
  • Interview someone you admire and would like to know more about. Ask about his or her life, challenges, successes, history, and interests. Make your own list of questions; e.g. “What made you decide to become a …?”
  • Share your interview with the class or a group of classmates. What did you learn from your interview?