Saturday, January 30, 2010

Big Rocks

In First Things First, Stephen Covey talks about Putting the Big Rocks in First. It is all about deciding what your biggest priorities are and making sure you put them first - otherwise you may not have room!

I have a dear friend who has always understood and lived this simple concept. She has been a great inspiration to me in many ways - somehow she seems to find that perfect balance of caring for her family but also taking care of herself.

This wasn't an issue for me when I was raising my children because they were always my top priority. It was after they left home that I struggled with what I really needed and wanted for my own life. I began working unbelievable hours in very stressful and toxic environments. It took me a long time to realize that if I didn't take care of myself I would not be able to do anything for me or anyone else.

Now I understand what is really important and try to put my Big Rocks in first!

1 comment:

  1. I am still hunting for them big ones............I KNOW THEY ARE OUT THERE........COULD BE IN COLERADO , CLARE OR ANYWHERE ??????????