Friday, May 7, 2010


When things in your life seems almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough,
remember the jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
And had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty jar
and started to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of peebles and poured
 it into the jar.
The peebles rolled into the open areas 
between the golf balls.

Then he asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand
and poured into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full
the students responded, with unanimous "yes"

The professor then produce 2 cups of coffee from under the table
and poured entire content into the jar, effectively
filling the space between the sands.
The students laughed

" Now, " said the professor, as the laughter subsided.

" I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things--
family, children, health. friends, and favourite passions;
things that if everything was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The peebles are the things that matter like your job, house and car.

The sand is everything else--
the small stuff.

" If you put the sand into the jar first, " he continued.
" There is no room for the peeles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on small stuff,
you will never have room for the things that are 
important to you.


Pay attention to things that are critical to your happiness;
play with your children,
take time to get medical check ups,
take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.

" Take care of the golf balls first--
the thing that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. "

One of the student raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled

" I'm glad you asked. "

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always rooms for a couple of cups of coffee with friend. "

please share this with other golf balls

1 comment:

amalina sahaja said...

hey kau sahabat aku ok