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Set your priorities

CA Saba Naaz 
on 13 January 2017

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Hi friends.

I was going through my Facebook profile, when I came across a video teaching a valuable lesson for a happier life. I found it worth sharing with all of you.

So, here's the story." A professor came to the class and put an empty jar on the table. He took out some table tennis balls and filled the jar with them. Then, he asked the students whether the jar is full? Everyone replied, Yes.. the jar is full. Then, he took out some small pebbles and put them into the jar. The pebbles adjusted in the jar utilizing the available space. He again asked the students whether the jar is full? The students replied, Yes. Next, he filled some sand in the jar. The sand also settled in the jar. He, once again asked the students whether the jar is full? The students again replied, Yes. At last, the professor poured some coffee in the jar.

The students couldn't understand what was the professor trying to explain. So, the professor explained . The jar represents one's life. The tennis balls represent the important things required to lead a happy life properly like Family, Friends, Health and Passion. The pebbles represent the other important things like car, job, home. The sand represents just the small stuff that is not so much required. If we put the sand first in the empty jar, we will not be able to put the balls and pebbles in the jar. Same is the case with our lives. If we spend whole of our energy in the small stuff, then we will not be able to find time for the important things of our life. We will not be able to achieve the things that are our priorities. So, there's a need to maintain a proper balance between our priorities. There's a need to take care of the things that matter to us more for a happy life. A student eagerly asked, what does the coffee represent? The professor replied, it represents how busy your life seems to be, always find time to drink a cup of coffee with your closed ones."

Now, the question arises, how can a CA student apply this story in his/her life? The answer is .. in the same way as the professor narrated. Firstly, find time for your family. The family support is must for a better future. Secondly, spend time with friends who are pursuing CA and discuss your study related matters with them. Thirdly, take care of your health. Stay healthy and proceed towards your goal. Lastly, don't forget your passion. You have to become a CA. Keep in your mind that you will be able to get a good job or your own home(that are the other important things) only after becoming a CA. Then, you are left with the small stuff of your life. And remember, in your busy schedule also, small breaks are necessary. So, find some time to refresh yourself. Meet your closed ones and have some fun smiley.

"Good things happen when you set your priorities straight." Set your priorities and stay happy.

The author can also be reached at saba.naaz9@rediffmail.com


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