A Dull Saw Makes a Dull Jill

Linda LaitalaBusiness, Career, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

Is your saw dull?

For me, attending an energy conference last week was like a Hershey bar to a chocoholic – necessary and tasty. Thought leaders shared their knowledge on hot topics including leadership, rural versus urban populations, politics, and our ability to shape energy policy. Over 200 attendees from every corner of the state showed up to be educated. The energy (pun intended) in the room was palpable as people leaned into discussions and peppered the speakers with questions. I left the event energized and excited about all I had learned; I couldn’t wait to get home and share.

When’s the last time you had an experience that gave you a high like that?

In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey describes sharpening the saw as “preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.”

  • What do you do to stay fresh?
  • What do you do to increase your capacity to produce and handle the challenges around you?

Covey says, “Without renewal the body becomes weak, the mind mechanical, the emotions raw, the spirit insensitive and the person selfish.”

Do yourself a favor – think about what renews you, energizes you, and makes you feel good about yourself – then resolve to do more of it.

The road is easier together,

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