Here is a simple yet profound concept that can radically change your life.
One day Stephen Covey taught a powerful lesson.
He put a large glass vesselon his desk in front of the class.
He placed a number of fist-sized rocks into the vessel until up to the top.
He asked the students if it was full. To which they all replied ‘YES’.
He then produced some gravel and poured it in around the rocks – to the top.
Then asked the question again. They all replied ‘YES’.
Next he produced some sand shook it into the vessel up to the top.
Asked the question again… ‘YES’.
Next he produced a jug of water and poured that in also. Full?
The big rocks are the important things in our life.
The lesson here is that for everything to fit into our life the important things
have to go in to our schedule first.
We all know what happens if we put off nurturing ourselves until we’ve
got everything that needs to be done, done. No nurturing.
I recently counselled a couple who were having trouble in their relationship.
They had young children and their relationship was struggling. It became
obvious as we talked that time for their relationship was so far down on
the priority list that they hardly ever spent quality time together.
If you’re self-employed you know that the only way that you’re going to
get a holiday is by slotting it into your calendar at the start of the year.
In life we need to know what our big rocks are, and we need to make
them a priority and put them into our life first. Then fit the smaller,
every day things, in around the important things.
Big rocks occur at four levels:
In our day (connecting to loved ones, taking time out, exercising, high value projects, meditating)
In our week (time with family, completing projects, social connections, leisure activities…)
In our year (holidays, special projects, family events, health and fitness goals…)
In our life (lifestyle, exploring the world, family time, career time, asset building…)
The old saying is: the urgent is rarely important, and the important is rarely urgent.
If you want to create a life that you love, you need to identify what your personal
big rocks are and then put them into your calendar to make sure that they happen.
You can then fit all the other things that need to be done in around them.
On Sunday, 1 February you are invited to join us for a Heart Visioning Day to
connect in your heart and identify what your big rocks are so that you can make
sure that they are included in what you achieve in 2015.
We have lots of people booked in and still room for a few more.
You can attend in person or online as the event will be also be ‘live streamed’.
PLUS!!! I have a special offer for Heart Intelligent friends – see details below.
Love to see you there!
May the peace, love and happiness in your heart flourish in 2015.
LOGISTICS When: Sunday February 1st, 10.00am – 5.30pm
Where: ‘Clifton Hill., Melbourne, Victoria OR Your Place – Online!
Investment: $147 per person (bring a friend for $3)
Your special friend invitation: $47
REMEMBER: You must enter the Coupon Code: DESIGN100
REGISTER YOUR FRIEND FOR $3
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