Deflated footballs have been a big story in the lead-up to Super Bowl 2015, and deflated can also be a feeling that sets in around this time about New Year’s Resolutions.

I read just now that 95% of Americans have already failed at their New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s not too late (really it’s still very early) to  snatch victory out of defeat.  Here’s how:

Put the big rocks in first.  Are you familiar with Stephen Covey’s Big Rocks illustration?  In it, Covey puts big rocks into a jar all the way to the top and asks whether the jar is full.  It’s really not, as Covey shows by putting smaller rocks in that fit in the crevices of the big rocks.

Is it full now?  Not really, as Covey demonstrates by putting sand into the jar that fits around the different-sized rocks.  Is it full now?  Nope.  Covey next pours water into the jar.

The point?  There’s lots of room for all kinds of stuff in life when you put the big rocks in first. If you don’t put the big rocks in first, you’ll never get them in at all.  So, what are the big rocks in your life?  When you order your life according to your priorities, you’ll find that the “little stuff” fits in without jeopardizing the “big stuff.”

Where do your New Year’s Resolutions fit in?  Do they have to do with big rocks or smaller stuff?  If they have to do with big rocks, then give them the priority they deserve as you schedule your time.  If they are smaller priorities, then give yourself sufficient time, even if it’s weeks or months, to complete the tasks required to accomplish them.  Do this, and you can be pumped that you’re making progress in your life!

Any thoughts on this?  Add your comments below…



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