That’s it. Read it. I told you I wasn’t going to write a full-blown essay every time.
- Acknowledge imperfections: Observe where you went wrong.
- View challenges as opportunities.
- Use learning instead of failing
- Cultivate a sense of purpose
- Welcome constructive criticism
- Learn from other people’s mistakes
- Celebrate actions rather than your traits
- Understand the relation between learning and brain training
- Keep on creating new goals
- Mind the time with patience and consistency
Relentless Restlessness, by George Couros <– read this
Just to be clear, I completely accept the fact that I am still not a content creator. I am a curator, for now. Perhaps, over time, I will develop into a legitimate creator…but for now this is my baby step.
I know that I’m always trying to improve. In fact, it’s one of my core values, and it stems from my Strenthsfinder theme of Restorative. I hope that I can continue to be a part of a school culture that values continual improvement. It’s one of my major personal professional goals for next year: to do what I can to empower teachers and fellow administrators to focus on this.
Quick admission: this can turn quickly and seditiously to perfectionism and toxic shame…for me. More on that in a future post, but for now…go back and actually click on the George Couros blog link (or just click here) and read it. Thanks!
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Of course I should have started earlier. Of course I could be in a totally different place by now if only I had started back then.
But if I don’t start now, I’ll be in the same place tomorrow…and I don’t want to be. Left alone, this thought has so many potential applications, that I hate to limit YOUR interpretation with my understanding. But…
I can start working out. Now.
I can try that new technology idea. Now.
I can eat better. Now.
I can start blogging. Now.
I can be more intentional about date nights with my wife. Now.
And, by the way, I had to go back and change my wording (as an act of self-care). I had initially written “I need to”. And I felt the shame. I felt the pressure. And that’s not what I want from this idea right now. I want possibilities. I want positivity. I want to start now.