Happy New Year to you, and best wishes for a successful 2018.
By focusing on clarifying values and our commitment, dedicating time to study, our faith and/or meditation, we ensure an upward spiral of growth, change, and continuous improvement in ourselves and our relationships.
Don’t get caught up in the demands of life (or even developing the Habits) that we forget ourselves and our marriage. Be proactive and do this for your marriage. “We are the instruments of our own performance, and to be effective, we need to recognize the importance of taking time to regularly sharpen the saw”.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Spiritual)
By focusing on clarifying values and our commitment, dedicating time to study, our faith and/or meditation we will ensure a sharpened saw, one ready to tackle the ups and downs of our marriage. Through consistent and continued refinement of spiritual needs, your focus will be on the important aspects, those that will define you as a highly effective person and Couple.
You don’t have to get it right the first time. This is part of life’s journey of learning and developing. You will get there if you are willing to invest the time and effort to developing new habits.
The importance of renewal in our lives can not be underestimated. Learning, growing and developing new capabilities and expanding on the old ones is the process through which continued success is made possible.
Tune in next week for Habit 8.
Reference: Covey, Stephen R., The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989, Fireside, New York.
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