Technical Writing and Communication Skills Assignment 3 – Summary Read one chapter from the book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and write a summary of around two pages. Make sure you consider the traits of technical writing. *The 5 traits of technical writing are accuracy, accessibility, conciseness, and clarity, and audience recognition. Make the Saw Sharp We must take time to renew ourselves physically, spiritually, cognitively, and socially in order to be productive. Continuous renewal enables us to strengthen our capacity to practice each habit in a synergistic way. The seventh habit is about renewal, or taking the time to "sharpen the saw." It surrounds and enables all of the other behaviors by keeping and strengthening your most valuable possession, yourself. Our nature has four dimensions, each of which must be exercised on a regular basis and in a balanced manner. Physical dimension - Firstly, the physical dimension, which refers to the objective of ongoing physical progress through physical activity that improves our ability to work, adapt, and enjoy ourselves. This dimension also includes eating well, getting sufficient rest and relaxation. Concentrating on the physical dimension helps in the development of the proactivity Habit 1 muscles. Rather than responding to the forces that restrict us from being healthy, we behave based on the value of well-being. Spiritual dimension - Secondly, the spiritual dimension; the purpose of renewing our spiritual selves is to give our lives direction and to reaffirm our devotion to our values. You can practice daily meditation, commune with nature, and immerse yourself in great literature or music to spiritually renew yourself. We may exercise Habit 2 by focusing on our spiritual dimension as we constantly review and devote ourselves to our ideals, so we can start with the goal in mind. Mental Dimension - Thirdly, the mental dimension; the goal of renewing our mental health is to continue expanding our mind. Reading decent literature, keeping a record of your ideas, experiences, and thoughts, and limiting your television viewing to those shows that improve your life and mind are all ways to mentally renew yourself. Practicing Habit 3 by successfully managing ourselves to maximize the utilization of our time and resources involves focusing on our mental dimension. Social Dimension - Lastly, the social dimension; the goal of renewing ourselves socially is to develop meaningful relationships. To socially renew yourself, you may aim to truly understand others, contribute to important projects that improve other people's lives, maintain an Abundance Mentality, and aim to assist others in achieving success. Realizing that Win-Win solutions really exist, attempting to understand others, and developing mutually beneficial third alternatives through synergy, renewing our social and emotional dimension assists us in practicing Habits 4, 5, and 6. We must attempt to be a positive scripter for others while we focus on reinventing ourselves along these four dimensions. We must strive to motivate people to choose a higher path by demonstrating our faith in them, listening to them empathically, and urging them to take action. The true beauty of the 7 Habits is that improving one behavior boosts our potential to develop the others in a synergistic manner. Renewal is the process that allows us to continue on an upward trajectory of development and change, and to improve.