Re: [MOL] JOKE! [12600] Medicine On Line

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Hi all,
My son forwarded the following to me and I thought uou all might enjoy it.
At least it gives you something to think about.

Big Rocks:

One  day  an expert was speaking to a group of
business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration
those students will never  forget.   As this man stood in
front of the group of highly overpowered achievers he said, "Okay,
time for a quiz."  Then he pulled out a one gallon, wide mouthed
mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced
a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time,
into the jar.  When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks
would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"

Everyone in the class said, "Yes."

The  he said, "Really?"  He reached under the table and pulled out
a bucket of gravel.  The he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar
causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces
between the big rocks.

Then  he  smiled and asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"
By this time the class was onto him.  "Probably not," one of them
answered. "Good!" he  replied.  And  he reached under the table and
brought out a bucked of sand.  He started dumping the sand in and
it went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel.
Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

"No!" the class shouted.  Once more he said, "Good!"  Then he
grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar
was filled to the brim.  Then he looked up at the class and asked,
"What is the point of this illustration?"

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter
how full your schedule is, if you really try hard, you can always
fit some more things into it."

"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point.  The truth this
illustration teaches us all is:  If you don't put the big rocks in
first, you'll never get them in at all."

What are the big rocks in your life?  Time spent with your loved ones?
Your faith,
your education, your finances?   A project that you want to accomplish?  A
Teaching or mentoring others?

Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them
in at all.

Liz P. Of Yakima

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