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What are your large stones in the jar of life? | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
Probably the best illustration about time management I’ve ever read. Time is money, and of course, like the little drops of water that make the mighty ocean – even the small change all adds up. This neat experiment is about getting your priorities in order – and the rest will follow. A professor from the School of Public Management in France was invited to lecture on the topic of “Efficient Time Management” to a group of managers representing the largest, most successful companies in America. Standing in front of this group of elite managers, who were willing to write down every word that would come out of the famous professor’s mouth, the professor slowly met eyes with each manager, one by one, and finally said, “we are going to conduct an experiment”. The professor pulled out a big glass jar from under the table and gently placed it in front of him. Next, he pulled out from under the table a bag of stones, each the size of a tennis ball, and placed the stones one by one in the jar. He did so until there was no room to add another stone in the jar. The professor then asked …