How a Jar of Golf Balls Helps Me Prioritize

On a shelf in my study sits a large jar of golf balls. While it’s not exactly magazine-worthy décor, those golf balls represent the most important things in my life.

I put them in the jar years ago as a reminder to set my priorities and work on them first. And every year I decide what the balls represent. The jar reminds me that if I had filled it with smaller items first, the golf balls would not fit. In much the same way, if I don’t make goals a priority, smaller responsibilities and opportunities will fill the space in my life.

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