Big Rocks, Small Rocks

Shannon Hicks January 1, 2016 0

What’s in Your Jar? Revisitng our Priorities

reverse mortgage newsAmerican author, businessman and renowned speaker Stephen Covey penned the analogy of prioritizing our lives as one would place big and small rocks into a jar. Sound odd? Perhaps, yet this simple and profound principle can transform the way you manage all the things we collectively call ‘life’.

During a seminar on time management Covey stopped and said “Okay, it’s time for a quiz.” He reached under the table and pulled out a wide mouthed gallon jar and set it next to a plate of small and large rocks. “How many of these rocks do you think we can get in the jar?”.
Time management often becomes a challenge of seeing how much we can cram into our day, yet this approach often leaves us unfulfilled, frustrated and failing to meet our primary professional and personal objectives…

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