Set your priorities right!

Last Update: Mar 24, 2016


Happy Easter weekend to all WA'ers,

I wish you all happy holidays, for those who have Easter in their calendars, and for those others, maybe this can be a time of reflection....either way we all have time we can utilize to set our priorities right, as we soldier on with the other coming quarters of the year 2016, since this first one is already expended!

Read on:

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.
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 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 everything else.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

Lesson to appreciate from the professor's experiment....
“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children, – 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.
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. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

Ruminate…..Be Inspired, empowered & engaged

Happy Holiday!


Recent Comments


Thank you. Happy Easter to you Violet.

Thanks for the nice blog violet. Happy Holiday

Thank you Amethystmoon, for the appreciation. All the best!

Thank you Violet.

Food for thought Violet.

Thank you Stevej98, you are welcome.

Thank you for the story and howcto set our priorities

Thank you Loudu, you are most welcome.

People tend to pick up on petty things and make their life miserable.
Happy Easter Violet.

Thank you Sadie for your observation, which truly is the reality! All the best !

...and when your priorities are straight, your heart is full and your "jar" runneth over. Thank you Violet for a powerful reminder.

The wise words and anecdotes you bring are much appreciated.
Happy Easter !

The "putting people first" theme seems to be running today. Of course, it should be running everyday! Blessings!

I love this story, thanks Violet and Happy Easter to you :)

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