Steven Covey, the father of effectiveness habits, shows how the little things in life get in the way of us doing the big things that matter. He demonstrates the concept with a glass jar, sand, and big rocks. Here is how it goes...
His has two jars.
One is empty and the other filled 3/4 with little rocks - representing all the little activities that fill up our lives.
His volunteer attempts to put the bigger rocks - representing life's important priorities - into the jar with the little rocks.
But only a few big rocks fit into that jar, leaving no time for things like 'opportunities', 'kids', and 'spiritual life'.
Covey jokingly says: "Have you ever been too busy driving to have time to get gas?"
And here is my big surprise: ALL rocks fit! Big AND little rocks!
Take a look!
Isn't that analogy fascinating?
You may want to ask your self what are the big rocks in your life?
And what are these little rocks in my life?
What do I need to first, so all the rocks fit into the jar?
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