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1The Big RockOf Our Life!!!Put First Thing FirstStephen R. Covey
2Stephen R. Covey, author of the top-selling motivational book "The 7 Habits of HighlyEffective People," died onMonday (July 16, 2012) at anIdaho hospital from injurieshe suffered in a bicycleaccident in April. He was 79.Covey, who would haveturned 80 in October, wasfounder of a Salt Lake City-based business that evolvedinto FranklinCovey, amultimillion-dollar corporateconsulting, training andpublication enterprise.
3impact on both the corporate world and the personal lives of millions. Considered a pioneer in the self-help genre aimed at helping readers becomemore productive in their lives, author Stephen R. Covey had an enormousimpact on both the corporate world and the personal lives of millions.
4"In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted"
5what he always wanted," Sean Covey said in an email to The Tribune. "Our family, all nine kids and our spouses and my mom, were able to gathertogether again to be with him for the last few hours of his life, which iswhat he always wanted," Sean Covey said in an to The Tribune.
6"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Stephen R. Covey. His seminal work, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," will forever beone of the most influential books in the field of self-improvement."- Carolyn K. Reidy, president and CEO of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
7Stephen Covey's "Big Rocks" (First Things First) The following idea comes from StephenCovey. It continues to be a reminderto me of how to focus on the mostimportant priorities of our lives.
8In the middle of a seminar on time management, recalls Covey in his bookFirst Things First, the lecturer said,"Okay, it's time for a quiz."
9Reaching under the table, he pulled out a wide mouthed gallon jar and set it on the table next to a platter covered with fist-sized rocks. "How manyof these rocks do you think we can get in the jar?" he asked the audience.
10Everybody could see that not one more of the rocks would fit, After the students made their guesses, the seminar leader said,"Okay, let's find out."He put one rock inthe jar, then another,then another—untilno more rocks wouldfit. Then he asked,"Is the jar full?"Everybody could see that not onemore of the rocks would fit,so they said, "Yes."
11A little wiser by now, the students responded, "Probably not." "Not so fast," he cautioned. From under the table he lifted out a bucket of gravel, dumped it in the jar, and shook it. The gravel slid into all the little spaces left by the big rocks. Grinning, the seminar leader asked once more, "Is the jar full?"A little wiser by now, the students responded, "Probably not."
12"No," everyone shouted back. "Good," the teacher said. Then he reached under the table to bring up abucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar. While the studentswatched, the sand filled in the little spaces left by the rocks and gravel.Once more he looked at the class and said, "Now, is the jar full?""No," everyone shouted back.
13anybody tell me the lesson you can learn from this? What's my point?" "Good!" said the seminar leader, who then grabbed a pitcher of water andbegan to pour it into the jar. He got something like a quart of water intothat jar before he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, the jar is now full. Cananybody tell me the lesson you can learn from this? What's my point?"
14An eager participant spoke up: "Well, there are gaps in your schedule An eager participant spoke up: "Well, there are gaps in your schedule. Andif you really work at it, you can always fit more into your life." "No," the leader said. "That's not the point. The point is this: if I hadn't putthose big rocks in first, I would never have gotten them in."
15In both our business and personal lives, we have big rocks, gravel, sand and water. The natural tendency seems to favor the latterthree elements, leaving little space for the big rocks. In an effortto respond to the urgent, the important is sometimes set aside.
16What are the 'big rocks' in your life? A large project? Spending time with your family? Your health? Your finances? Your faith?Your personal development? Your dreams?
17those activities. Amazingly, the other stuff still gets done. Make a list of your big rocks. Then make a plan to ensure that your big rocks are put first. Block out the time in your schedule forthose activities. Amazingly, the other stuff still gets done.
18first, or does gravel, sand and water dominate your life? If the big Periodically reflect on how you're doing. Are you putting your big rocksfirst, or does gravel, sand and water dominate your life? If the bigrocks aren't getting in, what will have to happen so that they do?
19When you're planning your month, your week or your day, and even when you're making specific decisions during the day, refer backto your list of big rocks. Then, put those in your jar first.
20"Remember, to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know."
21changed our lives for the better. We will miss you. Rest In Peace. This is a presentation dedicated to pay tribute to Stephen Covey( ),author of the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Abig Thank You to you. You are our invisible mentor, though we never met, youhelped us and many friends in the world to be more effective people andchanged our lives for the better. We will miss you. Rest In Peace.Thank You Very MuchSompong Yusoontorn