We all have this one life to live. A fleeting shadow among all that exists in this vast universe. We have the ability to accomplish anything if we use our time wisely.
Now imagine putting a bunch of golf balls in a jar. Is it full?
Now imagine putting a bunch of pebbles into the jar. Is it full now?
Now imagine pouring of good amount of sand into the jar. How about now, is it full?
Lastly, imagine pouring some alcohol on top, just to finish filling the jar.
It’s clearly full at this point.
**This is where you should take a moment to imagine this**
Now, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things: your family, your friends, your health and your passions.
The pebbles are the other important things: your car, your job, your home.
The sand is everything else, it’s just the small stuff.
Now if you put the sand in the jar first, you won’t have room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same is true in life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you won’t have time for all the important things that matter to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Take care of the golf balls first, the really important things. Set your priorities because everything else is just sand.
Oh, and the beer? Well it just goes to show that no matter how full your life may seem to be, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.