Remember the “Parable of the Big Rocks”? It’s a story about a time management expert who illustrates to a group of overachievers how you can fill a glass mason jar first with big rocks, and then with gravel, sand and water until it can’t hold anymore. And one eager beaver in the class claims that the point of the illustration is to show us that no matter how much you put into your schedule, if you try really hard you can always fit more things into it. And the expert then strongly objects to that opinion and fervently described that the point of the illustration is that if you don’t put in the “big rocks” first, you will never get them in at all. So the point being that you need to know what those big rocks are in your life and make conscious decisions to make them a priority.
I love that parable and analogy and use it often in my speaking. As such, the picture of the big rocks seems fitting as I launch my WAAMM™ blog because WAAMM™ is the principle I teach and it stands for “What Actions and Attitudes Matter Most”.
We all have WAAMM™ moments during the day – those times and situations that remind us of what is truly important. And by staying focused on our priorities, we are able to live more productive, engaged, and meaningful lives.
What keeps you from managing priorities and how might the WAAMM™ principle be a useful tool for you – at work or at home? I look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.
The WAAMM™ Woman