The Mayonnaise Jar | Meir KayQuiz #: 31487
A Valuable Lesson For A Happier Life
(Students talking. Bell rings.)
(Professor) Good afternoon everyone.
(Students) Good afternoon.
(Professor) We all have this one life to live. A fleeting shadow amongst all that exists in this vast universe. We have the ability to accomplish anything, truly anything, if we use our time wisely.
(Professor) Is this jar full?
(Professor) Is it full now?
(Professor) How about now? Is the jar full now?
(Professor chuckles to himself. Classroom laughter. More classroom laugher.)
(Professor) 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, 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 your time on the small stuff, you won't have time for all the really 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.
(Student) Professor, what does the beer represent?
(Professor) I'm glad you asked. It goes to show that no matter how full your life may seem to be, there is always room for a couple of beers with a friend.
Valuable Lesson For A Happier Life
This is by far one of the most valuable lessons for a happier life. After reading the story by Steven Covey I decided to produce this video to share the message with others. Get inspired with this short film of a professor explaining to his class the importance of using one's time wisely and setting priorities in order to have a fulfilling life.
The Mayonnaise Jar | Meir Kay
Quiz #: 31487
Where does this short film take place?
"We have the ability to accomplish anything, truly anything, if we use our ________ wisely."
"Is this jar _________?"
"How about now? Is the __________ full now?"
What does the jar represent?
What do the golf balls represent?
What do the pebbles represent?
What does the sand represent?
"Now, if you put the sand in the jar first, you _____________ room for the pebbles or the golf balls."
"____________________ all your energy and your time on the small stuff, you won't have time for all the really important things that matter to you."
"It goes to show that no matter how _________ your life may seem to be,
there is always ___________ for a couple of beers with a friend."
According to the professor, in life it is important to _______________________.
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