July 11, 2018

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Part 7)

Your Soul is your Center, wherein lie your deepest convictions and values. It is the source for purpose, meaning, and inner peace. Sharpening the saw in the spiritual area of life means taking time to renew and awaken that inner self. As the famous author Pearl S. Buck wrote, “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” Ask yourself, what inspires me? Music? Art? Being in Nature? If you’re working hard at school, you’re sharpening your mind. If you’re into athletics or fitness, you’re caring for your body. If you’re working to develop friendships, you’re nourishing your heart. Sometimes what you’re doing is sharpening all four parts, like horseback riding, playing a sport, etc. The best thing to do is to plan for when you will sharpen the saw each day.

(Read pages 234 to 240 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens)



  • Watch the sunset tonight or get up early to watch the sunrise. You might even enjoy taking a video of each and share it with a friend or your classmates.
  • If you haven’t already done it, start keeping a journal today. Again, you need to plan when you will do the journaling.
  • Take time each day to meditate, reflect upon your life, or pray. Do what works for you.