Friday, February 15, 2008


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We have tools and skills for a variety of topics such as: communication, relaxation, motivation to fitness, self esteem, love & money, parenting, and more. Just check out the Blog Archive section and click on 2007. Let us know what you think...your comments help us create this blog. Thank you for visiting our blog. PTC

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sharpening the Saw

This is a powerful metaphor, found in Stephen R Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"

Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.
"What are you doing?" you ask.
"Can't you see?" comes the impatient reply. "I'm sawing down this tree."
"You look exhausted!" you exclaim. "How long have you been at it?"
"Over five hours," he returns, "and I'm beat! This is hard work."
"Well why don't you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?" you inquire. "I'm sure it would go a lot faster."
"I don't have time to sharpen the saw," the man says emphatically. "I'm too busy sawing!"

Sharpening the saw is about renewing yourself - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally

Letting Go of Perfection

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect, and beginning the work of becoming yourself." - Anna Quindlen

Thank you to Jaime for blogging and sharing this quote. I hope that the recent quotes on our site are helpful and full of hope.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill