A philosophy professor stood before the class with a few things on his desk.
When the class began, without saying a word, took a large empty jar, and filled it with golf balls. He asked the students if the jar was full and they agreed it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar, shaking it gently.
Pebbles of golf balls. He asked the students again if the jar was full and they agreed it was.
The teacher then took a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Naturally, the sand filled up everything else. He asked the students again as it’s been and they replied in chorus “fullllll!”
Chair professor acquitted of two cups of coffee which he poured into the jar, filling it this time permanently. The students laughed.
“Now,” the professor said after the laughter subsided, “I want you to understand that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things for you: family, children, health, friends and your hobbies. If everything would be lost apart from these, your life would still be full. ”
“The pebbles are the other things that matter to you, work, home, car and small sand are everything else.”
“If you start with the sand,” he continued, “you will not have a place to put golf balls and stones.”
“As in life, if you still wasting time and energy for the small stuff, you never have time for important things for you.”
“Pay attention to the things important to your happiness. Play with your children, get regular medical checkups, and his wife out to dinner in town, playing golf, another time you will have enough time to clean up or fix which knows what device. You, first of all, take care of golf balls, they really matter. Set your priorities, the rest is just sand. ”
One of the students raised his hand inquiring representing two cups of coffee.
The professor smiled “I’m glad you ask this, they just want to show that no matter how full your life may seem, it’s always there for two cups of coffee with a friend …”