Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Get Your Rocks In

Many of us have probably seen this before, but it’s a lesson worth sharing again and again. The above video shows Steven Covey as he demonstrates how prioritization can allow us to do everything we need to do in our lives, but only when the top priorities are handled first.  The below video from IKEA shows much the same demonstration, albeit as the principle relates to interior decoration (and in much higher resolution).

Much like the lion starving on a diet of field mice, many of us often put the small rocks–errands, extraneous web-surfing, needless expenses–in the finite container that are our days. When we do this, the big rocks–relationships, health, vacation expenses–are often crowded out. As IKEA shows in their video, this principle can extent to design, where the inclusion of less important stuff can leave little room for essentials.

Today, let’s take a tip from Stephen Covey and IKEA and focus on the big rocks first.

  • Jaimango

    These videos are awesome! Thanks for posting them. I think you meant tow rite ‘extend’ I especially liked the Steven Covey vid. I don’t know if I could live in a single room with five others for very long!