You all have seen this one, right?
Start with an empty glass.
Now fill it with rocks.
Is it full?
(Uh yes. Just said to fill it with rocks.)
Can you fit any more in?
Next comes the gravel,
pour a bunch in and shake it down.
How about now?
Completely full yet?
Fill that baby with sand.
Shake her down.
Now we've got something like this:
Is it full now?
(Can we stop yet?)
Fill 'er up!
Now the potential of the glass has been reached.
This demonstration is supposed to show that
you should put first things first.
(A la Stephen Covey)
Because if you try putting the sand in first
you cannot fit in the rocks
which represent the important things in life.
If you try something silly
like putting the sand in first,
you'd get something more like this:
And that's a little
The thing any rational person should be asking themselves is:
WHY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH
ARE WE TRYING TO GET
THAT MUCH CRAP IN OUR GLASS?
I feel the same way about appointment calendars with 15-minute increments.
No offense to my organized friends. Love you.