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Organized GoalsGet Your Priorities Straight
Rocks, gravel, sand and water can tell us volumes about our priorities - and our capacity to prioritize our day. Rocks are family; everything else is the small stuff that's bound to make demands on our time. Know what's important - and make the most of it.
Once at workshop, a time management expert stood in front of the group he was presenting to and said, "Okay, time for a quiz."
"No!" the group 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. He looked up at the group and asked, "All right, what is the point of this illustration?" One business professional raised her hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard, you can always fit more things into it!"
"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The point is that 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? More time with your loved ones? Advancement in your education? Business growth? Greater wealth? Something else that you've always wanted to accomplish?
If you don't take the time to prioritize (put your major goals in first), then all your time will be used up by less important things.
Make an appointment with yourself today to think about and reflect on this story. Ask yourself the question: What are the major goals in my life or business? Then, remember to put these major goals in first, or you'll never get them in at all.
by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now! http://www.getorganizednow.com FREE Get Organized Now! Idea-Pak and E-zine, filled with tips and ideas to help you organize your home, your office and your life, at the Get Organized Now! Web site.