sharpen 磨く

November 20, 2016     =========

☆  sharpen  磨く


When we talk about sharpening our skills or understanding, it means that we are doing things that will improve our skills or understanding. In Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he talks about sharpening the saw. This is the 7th habit, the idea that we need to take care of ourselves (we are the “saw”) and we need to be continuously improving and growing; sharpening our skills.

He suggests that we sharpen the saw in four areas: physical (eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest), social (making meaningful social connections with others), mental (lifelong learning) and spiritual (meditation, expanding our spiritual side.)

Do you spend enough time sharpening your saw in all four of these areas?