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Episode 34 : The Mayonnaise Jar

Januari 22, 2010
https://i1.wp.com/images.smh.com.au/2009/11/25/921905/overwork-420x300-420x0.jpg Udah lama ga nulis, hehehe..  Kali ini kemalasan saya untuk menulis belum mereda, tapi keinginan saya untuk berbagi lagi tinggi-tingginya. Terutama setelah membaca  cerita yang diforwardkan temen ke saya. Seperti apa cerita itu? kenapa saya sangat ingin membaginya dengan kalian semua? Silahkan dibaca dibawah ini, sebuah cerita tentang “The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 cup of coffee”. Cerita yang bermanfaat buat saya dan semoga bermanfaat pula buat anda🙂

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle…
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough…
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

The Mayonnaise Jar

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.

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 sandand 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 empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

‘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 things – family, children, health, Friends, and 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, house, and 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.

So ……

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.

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.
‘I’m glad you asked’.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.’

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle…
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough…
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.


Please share this with other “Golf Balls”
6 Komentar leave one →
  1. Januari 22, 2010 15:40

    A real good story, esp the coffee part😀 could’t start my day w/o a good cup of coffee though lol

    • Jogjaboy permalink*
      Januari 22, 2010 17:47

      i agree! and this “coffee thing” can really make different people sit down in the same table. it connects all the golf balls, peebles, and sands!

  2. Januari 22, 2010 17:38

    wah, aku yo mulai seneng nulis ki. Sindrom awal tahun mungkin, Bim… hehe.
    saling berkunjung, lha ya..
    anw, sekarang posisi di mana, kaw???

    kapankah pinanganmu ditujukan pada dara cantik Dewi?? (pakai gaya tukang presenter gossip Silet!) wkwkwkwk…

    • Jogjaboy permalink*
      Januari 22, 2010 17:48

      sayangnya aku masih males nulis cor, hahaha…
      masalah pinangan…uhmm…. doakan dalam waktu dekat😀 aku yo wis pengen banget, hehehe

      • Januari 22, 2010 18:17

        pengin opo, kw? hehe… yo wes, sesuk minggu ono kumpul2 nang jkt, cah pad59… melu ae…

  3. Februari 8, 2010 13:20

    hai bimas…wah menemukan blogmu. aku abru belajar nge-blog di WordPress nih karena di tempatku gak boleh buka Multiply heheehe…aku baca dan komen2 tulisan2 mu yah…bolehkah?

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