Priorities first, do you know what are your rocks?

Days go by so quickly. Make sure you know what your priorities in life are. They are probably similar to your dreams! Plan time for them in your morning ritual.

Watch the video or read the story below.

A professor stood before his class. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty jar and without saying a word, he started to fill it with rocks. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So, the professor then picked up pebbles and put them into the jar.

He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up the remaining open areas of the jar. He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.” “Yes,” said the professor, “I want you to see that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be meaningful. The pebbles are the other things that matter – like the activities you enjoy doing. 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 rocks. The same goes for your 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.”

“Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

And you, what are your rocks? Do you devote time and energy to them every day?


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18 Replies to “Priorities first, do you know what are your rocks?”

  1. My Rock in life is totally exactly the same on what the professor did mentioned above. And devote work to work hard, and use my earnings to fill up the remaining space to make my rock stable.

    1. My rocks are my family..I worked abroad to support my kids for their school for their future and everyday needs and to reach my dreams

  2. Every person has different approach in life. Differ views, different perceptions. To me, my rocks are my priorities. My work, business plan, my family and my studies. These are the things that occupied me everyday. These are my foundations and I have to make sure, they’re well met and nurtured

  3. Every person is Unique
    we have different,talents and ability,capability,
    my priorities is my family (rock) budiness plan
    community,and my ritirement is the (sand)
    These are my pilars and I have to make sure,they’re can merge made me stronghold.

  4. My rocks are my family , basic needs , my heatlh these are the things that always 1st in our mind thats why we work hard to support our priorities in our life.

  5. My three most important rocks in life. I consider health to be the most important rock in life because health is wealth. Education is in at second learning as much as i can. Lastly gratitude is very important. It does’nt mean that you should just settle for what you have and stop chasing for what you want. But it does mean appreciating everything you are fortunate to have in your life.

  6. My rocks are my family, my health, my kids more important in life.
    Thats why i work so hard to support my priorities in my life.

  7. My rock is my sons and family, health, work and friends . Without it my life became useless my sons and family is my 1st priority theyre my inspiration and give strength …second is health because as we know health is wealth. we can’t work if we are not in good health..

  8. My rock is my family, they are my purpose why I am here. They are greatest inspiration that no matter how difficult to work abroad, thinking and seeing how they appreciate the things I give weather small or big is a joy for me.. They’re my strength actually they are my everything in this world..

    1. My family are my rocks in life…they give me strength everytime i remember them,they’re the reasons why iam here abroad working hard because i want to give my kids a better future…

  9. My rocks are my family Second, is my health bec my health is my wealth. Next my work and my friends. To sum it up , I need to be right in the sight of God and my fellow men.

  10. My rock is my family,, there are many purpose why I am here,, they are greatest inspiration that no matter if how to difficult to work in abroad,,I am always thinking that I will do my best to my family,, I will never give up for me I will give to my family my best,,

  11. My rock is my family , they are my priority. I work hard to give them comfortable life and help my children to achieve there dreams.. to be with my family is the greatest moments in my life. I work far from them. So I set my priorities and work for it..

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