Note from Barb: A fellow Toastmaster did a
speech on this topic ~ originally from Dr. Stephen Covey, of whom you
may have heard as being the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
I felt it was a very good analogy, helpful to anyone at any time in their
life, but especially to homeschoolers trying to "do it all."
by Dr. Stephen R. Covey
Covey in his book, First Things First, shares the following story
experienced by one of his associates:
By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," we said. "Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in and it went into all of the little spaces left by the rocks and the gravel. Once more he looked and said, "Is this jar full?" "No!" we roared.
Excerpted from First Things First by Stephen R. Covey,
A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill copyright 1994.
Reprinted with permission.
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