Sharpen the Saw by Balanced Self-Renewal

Crisis in life, comes in various forms and sizes, at different stages in our life. Some people managed it better than others, whether they are mentally strong or/and understanding and reading personal development and motivational books to help them overcome crisis.

My accident was another huge life test again for me, never again did I ever thought that such an accident would ever happen to me and not another major accident in life, although not life threatening, it’s impact-ful and big, learning to manage another crisis in my life again. At this junction in life, ever since embarking on the route of self-learning, personal development, motivational, inspirational and listening to world renowned speakers in these fields, the route to recovery from a crisis was much easier than the crisis before, probably age and life experiences played a significant component too.

During the rest, recovery and rehabilitation period, I basically took the time off the blogsphere, twitter, facebook and instant messenger, a.k.a MIA for about 2 weeks. There were friends who spotted me MIA and asked about what really happened to me, took me a while to reply though. Over this period and still counting, I slowly climbed my way out of the pit bottom of my current stage in life, applying my knowledge and skills in personal development and change into my recovery process along with the support of family, relatives, close friends, colleagues and friends from different sectors.

Reading through books and magazines, I read about Nelson Mandela, his legacy and contributions, Scott Neeson, who founded CCF – Cambodian Children’s Fund to help the children there. It dawned upon me that I can and we all around the world can make a contribution and make a difference to the life of other fellow world citizens out there who are less well off.

Finishing up (finally) my book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, to help me get back on track from this crisis, my life and goal setting. The single most powerful investment we can ever make in our life is – to invest in ourselves and we must do it for ourselves. The 7th Habit – Sharpen the Saw ~ Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal, renewing the 4 dimensions of our nature

– Physical ~ Exercise, Stress management

– Social / Emotional ~ Service, Intrinsic Security

– Spiritual ~ Study & Mediation

– Mental ~ Reading, Planning

When ever you are at the bottom of anything or anywhere, the only way back is UP ONLY ! Be pro-active in the renewal process that would empower you to move up and back high again in a upward spiral of growth, change and continuous improvement.┬áRemember – Learn, Commit and Do.

I strongly encourage all my readers to own and read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, to read and fully understand the principles written and summarised in my blog post, that would help you tremendously in your personal life and career.

Let’s all find for ourselves the meaning and purpose in our life.

3 thoughts on “Sharpen the Saw by Balanced Self-Renewal

  • April 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm
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    When ever you are at the bottom of anything or anywhere, the only way back is UP ONLY !

    Yeah, You are quite right. Your personal blog always can encourage me, That’s the most important reason I love your blog.

    I have read the book you recommended. But after read your blog, I think I should read it again. ­čśŤ

  • April 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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    Hi iWalk

    Always appreciate your support for my blogs and I am very happy that my posts encourage you !

    The book is great ! Do read it again !

  • June 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm
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    “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” from Ralph Waldo Emerson

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