This is wonderful story that will inspire you to Focus on Important things in life.Life is short and our time is limited. So we need to ensure we prioritize the things in our life. it is important to take out time for ourselves, family, kids and parents. We are so busy in our life juggling between different assignment that we certainly forget to live. We are so busy in judging others that we forget to judge ourselves. You should also read a wonderful post on simply living – 22 simple rules to live life happily. We need to remember happiness is more valuable than everything else in the world. Yes it is more important than money as well.
Focus on Important things in life
A professor began his class with few items on his table. When the class began, quietly he picked up a large and empty jar and filled it with some small size rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.He then looked at the class and asked them if it was full or not. The class agreed that it was.
The professor then picked a small box of pebbles and put into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the space between the rocks. He then again asked the class if the jar was full. The students again agreed it was.
The professor moved on and picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand rolled into the empty space between the rocks and the pebbles.
Once more he asked his class about the fullness of the jar. The students again nodded in agreement.
The professor continued. He said” Assume that this jar represent your life. Rocks are the important things in life such as your family, your partner, your children, your health. If everything else was lost and only these remains, even then your life would be full. As was the jar with the solid rocks .pebbles represents the other important stuff such as your job, house, car etc. And sand is the other little stuff such as gadgets, entertainments, social media etc.
So if you fill the jar with the sand first, there wont be any space left for rocks and pebbles. Same is the case for your life.If you will devote all your time and energy on small things, there wont be any room left for things that are important for you.
Over to you
Pay attention to things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your family, play with your kids, talk to your parents. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house or to give a dinner party.
Take care of the rocks first, they are the building blocks of your life. You certainly cant build your life with only sand. It is the strong rocks that will provide you strength through out your life.Set your priorities. Live your life.Your time is limited.So Focus on Important things in life first.