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C-PALSY March 2000

Subject:

Big Rocks

From:

Laura Cleveland <[log in to unmask]>

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Date:

Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:09:39 -0500

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Thought this was an interesting perspective. Came from a Christian (there
we go again!) cancer
list.
 Hope all are well. Bobby, Ken where are you guys today? Kyle, honey?
Still trying to figure out what size rock house cleaning is....
 Getting my rocks in order,
Laura

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> From: Peggy Landt <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CHRIST-SUPP] PRIORITIES
> Date: Monday, March 20, 2000 10:06 AM
>
> PRIORITIES
> An expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students
> and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will
never
> forget.  As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers
he
> said, "Okay, time for a quiz"
> and he pulled out a one-gallon, mason jar and set it on the table in
front
> of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully
placed
> them, one at a time, into the jar.
>
> When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he
> asked, "Is this jar full?"
>
> Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes."
>
> The time management expert replied, "Really?"
>
> He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped
some
> gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves
down
> into the spaces between the big rocks. He then asked the group once more,
> "Is the jar full?"
>
> By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them
answered.
>
> "Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket
of
> sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the
> spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the
> question, "Is this jar full?"
>
> "No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good."  Then he grabbed a
> pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the
> brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this
> illustration?"
>
> One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how
full
> your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more
things
> in it!"
>
> "No," the speaker replied, that's not the point. The truth this
illustration
> teaches us is: If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get
> them in at all.
>
> What are the 'big rocks' in your life -- time with your loved ones, your
> faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching or mentoring
> others?  Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get
them
> in at all."   So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on
> this short story,
> ask yourself this question: What are the 'big rocks' in my life?  Then,
put
> those in your jar first.
> *Author Unknown
>
> Regards,
>
> Peggy Landt
>
> Web Page: http://www.jps.net/peggyl
>
> "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in
human
> history--with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
> --Mitch Ratliffe, "Technology Review"
>
>

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