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Saturday, 19 November 2016

PRIORITIES

I READ THIS SOMEWHERE AND IT TOOK ME

A 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
continued to fill it with golf balls. 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 in the jar.
He shook the jar lightly to make the pebbles roll into the open
areas between the
golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full
and 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 everything else.
He asked again if the jar was full,
the students responded with a unanimous “yes”.
 
“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, 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 etc”. 
 
“The sand is everything else; the small stuff”. 
 
He continued saying, “now if you put the small things first into the jar,
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 really important to
you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness,
play with your children,
take time to get medical check-ups, take time out to go out
with your partner.
There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal. 
 
Take care of the golf balls first, which is the thing that really matter.
Set your priorities in life. The rest is just sand.
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Afrik Armando told me today, "it is not the big things that
sink a ship, it is the little
things; the little holes. The reason for some people's failure
in life doesn't
come from the big things it is the little things they do that
become a habit;
so pay attention to every little detail"

The things you set as your priority will go a long way
to determine your success in life,
let excellence be at the top of that list.