Need a Laugh? An Oldie but Goody on Getting Your Priorities Straight

An old-but-classic video uses hysterical visuals to remind us what matters most -- and to take care of these priorities before attending to the thousands of mundane matters that distract us and occupy our attention each day.

In this old-but-classic six-minute "Do the Big Rocks First" video, Steven Covey uses powerful humorous visuals to prompt us to decide what matters most -- and to take care of these priorities before attending to the thousands of mundane matters that distract us and occupy our attention each day.

It's good for a smile and a pause for reflection.

I caught myself this morning, heading to my desk as my daughter went downstairs for breakfast before leaving for school. Since I didn't have an early start with clients, I had to ask myself, "How many more breakfasts can I be certain to have with my daughter? And how much more important can email be than that opportunity?"

It's way too easy to get caught up in minutiae and overlook what matters most to us. I know I wasn't consciously choosing email over time with my daughter, it just happened. Force of habit.

Maybe that's why this video (sent to me by Corey Perlman) caught my eye.

What big rocks are being left out of your tub?