Here’s a fun exercise to try if you haven’t heard of it before:
Take a jar, a handful of rice (enough to fill the jar) and a handful of walnuts. If you put the rice in first and then the walnuts, you’ll find that there is not enough room in the jar for both. But if you put the walnuts in the jar first and then the rice, they both fit fine.
What’s the lesson?
The walnuts are our priorities. The things that matter most in life.
The rice is everything else. The small stuff. All of life’s little details.
When we do what matters most to us first, the rest of life kind of just falls into place. Life always works itself out when we have our priorities in line and we put our walnuts first.