Well in my last blog entry, I was talking about my view point towards the life. Life is something what I consider to be a place to find yourself in the eternity of creative happiness. Yes it is creative and it is about happiness, if you can feel so. So it is up to you, what can you think about your life? How much can you see about your life? There are so many books written on the word success. ‘Success’is a huge word itself, people often tries to define it. But it’s a mere try.The meaning of success is within us, we are just too reluctant to look for it. So try to dig yourself to know more about ‘you’. Do you know yourself really? How much do you know? How far can you tell about yourself? I don’t know, but 95% of us do not know ourselves at all. It’s the most unfortunate characteristics of mankind. We do not know even ourselves, who are we, what do we want, what do we need most, what do we love most, who do we wanna be, who do we don’t wanna be, what we hate most… These are the things that constitute most of ourselves.
In my last blog, I mentioned that we should spend at least ten minutes each day alone to know all these answers. Some people love to dream, some want to make them possible, but a little can actually convert them into reality. It’s only because of proper planning of the way to achieve the success.
In this context I want to share with you a beautiful story about how to lead your life perfectly with all your priorities in life.
A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items 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 golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.” The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar,effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favourite passions – 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, and 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 golf balls. The same goes for 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 time to get medical check-ups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities.The rest is just sand.” One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.”
So, when can we……….??