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Sharpen Your Saw!

Don’t forget to sharpen your saw! In the book “The 7 Habits of highly Effective People”, the author Steven Covey devotes a whole chapter, titled “Sharpening the Saw”, to preserving and enhancing yourself. This means having a reasonable plan for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. The fable in the book focuses on a lumber jack in the forest cutting down trees, (yes, I know that is not a “GREEN” job, but that was his job).  Anyway as he was cutting down the trees the work got harder and harder because his saw was getting dull. When a passerby suggested that he sharpen his saw, he replied that he was too busy cutting down the trees to stop and sharpen the saw. The idea is that self renewal is the key to staying “sharp” mentally physically and spiritually. Unemployment and job searching can be wholly consuming at times but it can also be a good time to “Sharpen your saw” through some type of continuing education. Check out some of these courses on our website! http://www.goodwillclasses.org

Tanika Hawkins

Career Connections Coordinator

Prosperity Center

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