Have you seen the rocks and sand demonstration? It’s called the Jar of Life.
The rocks represent the important things in your life. The sand is everything else. And then there’s a jar to fit both. It’s a metaphor for everything in our lives, both the important things and the things that don’t much matter.
Put the sand in first, the unimportant stuff, and the rocks won’t fit.
Put the rocks in first, the important stuff, and the sand fits perfectly as it falls among the rocks to fill up the jar.
It’s important to start every day, every week, every month, and every year with the rocks. Really, the rocks should get our focus. The sand can take care of itself.