The Key to Making Time For The Important Things In Your Life
Today I want to share with you wonderful little story I came across recently, which has a very meaningful lesson . These days most of us are all so busy in our lives because there is always so much to do, modern technology seems to have made the problem worse not better as we are now bombarded by emails and text messages not to mention social media sites where it is very easy to get distracted and spend a lot more time there than you intended.
All these constant small distractions can lead to us feeling that time is flying by, and we are not getting as much done as we intended to do. This is probably something you can relate to especially if you are building a home business around an already busy life, you may have a full time career or a family to take care of or a mixture of both. whatever your commitments are you probably feel overwhelmed at times by the sheer amount of stuff that has to be done and may feel frustrated that you aren't getting as much done in your business as you want or need to.
Maybe you could be feeling that you are so busy you don't have enough quality time with your family and friends. There is no doubt that life is hectic and Time is our most precious commodity simply because once it has passed you can't get it back! This Story is a short and simple tale that will make you realize that it's how you look at life, and how you plan your time that makes the difference. So instead of feeling like you are running around chasing your tail, getting nowhere fast! You will see that you really do have time for all the most important things in your life.
The Tale Of Life And Two Beers
A professor stood before his philosophy class with a few simple items on the table before him. He picked up a very large, empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up the last remaining little spaces. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'Yes.'
The professor then produced two bottles of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, 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. 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 and your other possessions." "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. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18 holes."
"There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled and said, "I'm glad you asked." "The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend."
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To life! and may you always have time for a couple of beers with friends :-) Sarah
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