A leader is never too busy to do this one essential thing

Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have—YOU! You may think you don’t have time to exercise, build friendships, or get inspired.

In reality, you don’t have time not to. The downtime you spend sharpening your saw will pay you back immediately, because when you resume your normal routine, you’ll cut that much faster.

Sharpening the Saw Has 4 Dimensions:

Take care of your body by eating right, exercising, and getting sufficient sleep and relaxation.

Learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. Read. Write. Learn new skills.

Spend meaningful time with family and friends. Find ways to help people. Laugh, love, share.

Meditate. Keep a journal. Read contemplative texts. Pray, attend spiritual services.

Balance in Renewal

Renewal in each dimension is important. However, it only becomes optimally effective as you deal with all four dimensions in a wise and balanced way. To neglect any one area negatively impacts the rest.

We challenge you: 

Take time every day to sharpen the saw.

We promise you:

If you take time to sharpen your skills, your tools, and your resources, you will be more productive, increase your abilities, and enrich your spirit.