Principles Of Balanced Self Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Mr. Covey tells us here that taking time for renewal is important and makes all of the other habits possible. If we don’t take time to refresh ourselves everything else becomes that much harder to do and may even take longer.

Four Dimensions Of Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Stephen tells us that our greatest asset we will ever have is ourselves. He tells us that if we don’t take the time to renew/work on ourselves than we’re going to run into problems. Continue reading Four Dimensions Of Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

The Physical Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

If the body feels good; that tends to help us feel good emotionally too. Mr. Covey explains here that taking care of our body through exercise is a Quadrant Two activity that many people ignore until it becomes a Quadrant One activity/urgent situation. Stephen tells us that whether we think it’s important or not we should set up an exercise program that is based on our own particular preference as far as how we’d like our body to be. However, he also tells us that it is important to consult with our doctor first, especially if we’ve been rather inactive.

The Spiritual Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Renewal of the spiritual dimension gives us a solid center from which to work from. Stephen points out here that if what we do is not working for us than perhaps the reason behind it is that it’s only because we are doing it for ourselves. He suggests that focusing on service to others is more than likely going to bring us more of what we want in life in the area of successes; bringing a much better quality of life. Continue reading The Spiritual Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

The Mental Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Mr. Covey tells us that TV watching is a very powerful social influence and that it can affect us in very subtle ways if we aren’t careful how we use it. He tells us that the TV in the average home is on about forty-five hours a week, which is far too much time because it takes away from more mentally challenging self-improvement exercises; letter writing, analytical thinking and reading, just to name a few. Continue reading The Mental Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

The Social, Emotional Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Stephen Covey has written under this heading that renewing the social/emotional aspect of ourselves is fairly easy to do. This is because, in a sense, we don’t have to push ourselves to really set time aside for it. All we have to do is to practice habits four, five and six as we go through our day, interacting with people. Of course; if folks aren’t really strongly grounded in habits one two and three, Mr. Covey tells us that using four five and six will more than likely be a bit of a challenge. However, he does suggest that with commitment it can work. Continue reading The Social, Emotional Dimension: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Scripting Others: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Covey tells us that most people are highly influenced by the social mirror. He tells us that we can help to positively influence them by mirroring a true reflection of who they are without the distortion that they would otherwise get from other people. We can help to affirm their proactive nature and validate them in all their other positive qualities. Continue reading Scripting Others: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Balance In Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

In all four dimensions of our lives there must be equal renewal. Focusing on just the Social/Emotional and forgetting about the physical, spiritual and mental, for instance, is going to lead to problems. The only way we can experience synergy in our lives and enjoy a true state of interdependence with others is by paying balanced attention to the renewal of the four basic dimensions, just mentioned, which makes up who we are. Continue reading Balance In Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Synergy In Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Mr. Covey goes on here to say that if you improve upon/renew any of the four dimensions that make up your being that dimension will have a positive effect on the others as well. So by focusing on the renewal of all four dimensions is going to create a sum result that is greater than all of its parts! Continue reading Synergy In Renewal: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

The Upward Spiral: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

The process of renewal will naturally cause us to move along the path of self-improvement in an upward spiral. This is, of course, so long as we do not ignore our conscience. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey writes that our conscience needs to be constantly educated. Continue reading The Upward Spiral: Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Inside Out Again: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Basically what Mr. Covey tells us here is that we have the choice to allow the world to change us from the outside in, or, we can allow our belief in a higher power to assist us in changing from the inside out. He also explains that between stimulus and response there really is a gap. In this gap we are free to choose how we want to react to the stimulus. We are free to act and do not have to just let automatic responses take over unless we choose to. Continue reading Inside Out Again: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Intergenerational Living: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Stephen Covey says that what happened between his wife and himself over the course of the year in Hawaii worked best because they were communicating with each other from the inside out rather than using external people management techniques which don’t last very long in a marriage, or, any other kind of long term relationship. And this applies to intergenerational living how? Continue reading Intergenerational Living: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Becoming A Transition Person: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

If your parents beat you when you were a kid does that mean that you have to beat your kids? Obviously the answer is, “No!” However, Mr. Covey tells us that the tendency of those who grew up in that situation will be to act out the script upon the next generation, in other words, their own kids. It’s not written in stone that this is what will happen but chances are pretty good that it may, particularly during stressful times. Continue reading Becoming A Transition Person: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

A Personal Note: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.

Mr. Covey writes under this heading that he believes that God is the source of our principles and conscience. He feels that only God will be able to correct some behaviors that are a result of human nature and not education or legislation. Continue reading A Personal Note: The Final Chapter: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book Chapter Summary.