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When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee.

A college professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large, empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

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He then asked the students if the jar was full.  They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly.  The pebble rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was full.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous “yes!”

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The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured
the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.  “Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you
to recognize that this jar represents your life.  The “golf balls” are the important things —
your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions —
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car….

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The sand is everything else — the small stuff.” If you put the sand into the jar first,”
he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play with your children.
Take time to have medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Have fun – Go to the beach or play another 18 holes.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

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Take care of the “golf balls” first — the things and people that really matter.
Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked,” he said.
“It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend!!!”

smiles,
:) Lee
The Mega Coach


 

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Florence B. Quileza

    Excellent tool for guidance.

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