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ShabbarSuterwala Started The Discussion:

A Beautiful Story I came across on Time Management and Setting Priorities.

A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top, rocks about 2" 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 in to the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed.

He asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes,it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children -anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, house, or car.

The sand is everything else, the "small stuff."

"If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks.

The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, material things, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.

Pay attention to the things that are Important in your life and spend time on the Important.

Some of the Important's are:

Spend time with your Family.
Spend time with your People.
Spend time for your Customers.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out once a while.
Take time to renew yourself.
Find time for maintainance.
Spend time on Preventing than on Solving Problems

***** Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter.****

Set your priorities, the rest is just pebbles and sand.

Believe in yourself, know what you want, and make it happen!

Best Regards

Shabbar Suterwala
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manya25062003@yahoo.com - Member Since: Oct 2006
Good story. Manisha. Can i get some inputs to make an efffective travel rule, and minimise the excercise of making travel statement manisha manya25062003@yahoo.com

simran_123 - Member Since: Aug 2006
A Very Good Story, Keep sending some more motivational stories to sangeetha_0384@yahoo.com rgds, sangeetha

cjviji - Member Since: Oct 2006
Very good story which tells about managing time. You can also add water over and above sand which ll get inside, is a Forum like citehr, which is also important, not to be missed.

Sindhu_73B - Member Since: Aug 2008
Thanks, Really this story just narrate the entire planning of time. Still more live examples if given would help us lot.:-P

djenny2010 - Member Since: Oct 2010
It was a veryy intersting Thanks a lot Regards If you want to do more info, you also visit at: (Time management tips) at http://timemanagementtechniques.biz/time-management-tips/ Best rgs

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