A good story, a great life lesson

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Recently, while using one of the social networks, i went through an status of friend, who actually discussed a very good story, it was reflecting a great life lesson. I have decided to put it here for making it the part of Internet.

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A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly 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 it was.

The professor picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor 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 an unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two beers 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 family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions – and 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 we spend all our 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.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

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 and said. “Glad you asked ‘Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.

 

So, see how the lesson is quite clear! told in the story clearly.

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Joseph 25, a computer engineer primarily , is a mouse potato, blogger, and a professional technology trainer. He started to get interested in computers and technology, since early 90's. Trying to find different problems, sometimes he posts weird and amazing things. Joseph believes in the quote, "Better to find the problem, than finding a solution".