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On sharpening the saw

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You don’t just sit back and wish your way to a sharper saw.

Sharpening the saw still requires effort, training, and concentration.

It’s about taking calculated (and timely) breaks. Not merely taking time off, but effectively using your time off.

Try:
- Reading
- Blogging
- Meditating
- Serving
- Engaging in a conversation
- Working on your passion project
- Learning a new skill

If it sharpens your mind, develops your emotions, refines your process, increases your knowledge, makes you stronger, improves your health, your blades are probably getting sharper.

And, if they’re not getting sharper, they’re getting duller.