Life seems full of minutia—errands, chores, email, to-do lists. But despite all the busyness, it doesn’t seem to add up to much at the end of the day. You often feel as though you’re missing the big picture.
The reality: The oft-told story of the rocks in the jar applies here: If you put the little stuff in the jar first—the pebbles and the sand—you won’t have room for the rocks.
But add the rocks first—the important things, such as faith, family, health, and relationships—and the pebbles and the sand can be worked into the empty spaces.
The point is not that there’s a way to squeeze everything into your life, but you should prioritize the things that really matter.
- David Sack (Modified by Amr Badran)