Work on the big stuff first

first_imgAs the daughter of a soil scientist, I listened up when Heidi Macpherson, Ph.D., started talking about filling a jar with rocks and sand.President of the State University of New York at Brockport, Macpherson presented at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic Women’s Executive Forum on July 18 in Rochester, N.Y. Sponsored by $859 million The Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester, the three-hour event brought together female executives, golf pros and high school students served by the Hillside Family of Agencies around the theme of “Paths to Success.”Macpherson told about a consultant she once heard speak who showed a room full of overachievers a big glass jar. She placed good sized rocks in it up to the top and then asked the group, “Is it full?”The group said, “Definitely!”Then the consultant poured in some smaller pebbles into the jar, which filled the spaces between the rocks. The consultant asked again, “Is it full?”The group said, “Yes, now it’s full!” continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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