If you fill the jar up first with the sand you won t have space for the pebbles or the rocks. Then he pulled out a one gallon wide mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him.
Covey who wrote the popular book the seven habits of highly effective people.
Roles and big rocks. Then you can pour the sand into the bucket and it will fill all the spaces in between. Keep it in mind the next time you head to the beach. Big rocks are the things that truly matter to you in your life.
Then he produced about a dozen fist sized rocks and carefully placed them one at a time into the jar. This is an excellent strategy for filling a bucket with stuff. The pebbles represent tasks which will have slight but manageable consequences if you dont do them.
The concept of big rocks is based on principles outlined by educator and author stephen r. The big rocks are your most important priorities so put them into your schedule first. The big rocks are the most important things in your life which can have serious negative.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. The idea is that in your life you have all kinds of responsibilities and tasks that need to get done each day. The only way to fit everything in the bucket is to put the big rocks in first then the pebbles.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside he asked is this jar full. They are the goals aligned to your life purpose.
That way you make the less important things gravel fight their way into your calendar not the important things. They are your 80 20 destinations. Without getting your big rocks in first they will never fall into place.
Big rocks are the same as your quadrant 2 goals. The same goes for your life. Play with your children.