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- On January 21, 2015
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- exams, student llife, time management
by Tony Sebastian
owner of iheart cafe
People often ask me how I balance all the things in my life. When I answer the question I usually feel guilty because things are out of a control in my life like a juggler who is attempting to add one to many items in his routine.
Life can be crazy for anyone who is trying to multitask relationships, job, school, family, and other activities or talents. Accomplishing everything is not just cutting out things that are least important, but learning to prioritize.
Imagine there was a large glass jar sitting on a table. Beside the jar there are large, medium, and small rocks in three separate piles. There is also a smaller jar of sand, and a jar of water to complete the items. In front of the table are three individuals who are told that they need to fill the larger jar with the rocks, sand, and water.
At first glance it seems impossible, and the first individual fails miserably. He tried to put a few rocks of different sizes and added a little sand and water as he went along. He was able to get a little over half way through the items.
The second individual covered the bottom of the large jar with all the sand and water. He then began to sprinkle in the small rocks, and it looked like he might complete the task until he got to the large rocks. By the time the jar was full only one of the large rocks fit in the jar.
The third person started with the large rocks. He then put in the medium rocks and moved them around to fit in any gaps or holes. Thirdly, the small rocks were put in the same way as the medium rocks. All of the rocks were inside of the large jar and it was almost completely full. He then started to put the sand on the top and shake the jar until it all the cracks and gaps were filled around the rocks. Lastly he took the water and dumped over the top. He was able to fill the jar because he started with the big rocks first.
The key to being a highly productive person is not just working hard, but also prioritizing what are the big rocks. The big rocks usually take the most time. They are usually the least flexible, and the smaller tasks need to work around them. When you’re the most fresh and have the most free time in your day, tackle the big rocks. This will not only give you a fighting chance like me to finish the to-do list at the end of the day, but it will make sure you didn’t miss something important.
Every human has 24 hours in a day, and highly productive people usually seem to accomplish more because they prioritize better. Find the big rocks, and you will start becoming more productive!
iheart wishes you a successful exam season!!!