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A Professor stood before his philosophy 1) and


had some items in front of him. When the class began,
wordlessly, he picked up a very large and
2) ... mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it
with golf 3) . . He then asked the students if the
jar was 4) .. They agreed that it was.

So the Professor then picked up a 5) .. of


pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar
lightly. The pebbles rolled into the 6) ..
areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students
again if the 7) was full. They agreed it was.
The Professor next picked 8) ... a box of sand
and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up
everything 9) .... He asked once more if the jar
was full. The 10) .. responded with an unanimous yes.

The Professor then produced two cups of 11) .. from under the table and poured the
entire contents 12) .. the jar, effectively filling the space between the grains of sand.

Now, said the 13) ., as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize
that this jar represents your 14) .. . The golf balls are the important things
your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite 15) ..........................
things that if everything else was 16) . and only they remained, your life
would still be full.

The pebbles are the other 17) that matter like your job, your 18) .,
and your car. The sand is everything else -the small stuff.

If you 19) the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the
pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and 20) .
on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay
21) ....... to the things that are critical to your 22) .. Play
with your 23) ..... . Take time to get medical checkups. Take your
partner out to 24) ... . Play another 18.

There will always be 25) .. to clean the


house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first,
the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is
just 26) ........ One of the students
raised her 27) and inquired what the coffee
represented. The Professor smiled. Im glad you asked. It
just goes to 28) .. show you that no matter how
full your life may seem, theres always 26)
.... for a couple of cups of coffee
with a 27) ..
Key: 15.passions
16.lost
1. class 17.things
2. empty 18.house
3. balls 19.put
4. full 20.energy
5. box 21.attention
6. open 22.happiness
7. jar 23.children
8. up 24.dinner
9. else 25.time
10.students 26.sand
11.coffee 27.hand
12.into 28.show
13.Professor 29.room
14.life 30.friend
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 mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf
balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the Professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar
was full. They agreed it was. The Professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of
course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students
responded with an unanimous yes.

The Professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into
the jar, effectively filling the space between the grains of sand.

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 thingsyour family, your children, your health, your friends,
and your favorite passions things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life
would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your 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 pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have
room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to
dinner. Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented. The Professor smiled. Im glad you asked. It just goes to
show you that no matter how full your life may seem, theres always room for a couple of cups of
coffee with a friend.

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