At the end of August, for some the middle of August, school begins again.
As a student you arrive with your books, supplies, and list of classes. As a teacher, you’ve prepared your syllabus, have your list of students and have readied your mind and classroom for the new arrivals.
So why would this be a time for resolutions?
Because you have a choice – is it going to be hard or easy? There’s excitement, trepidation, and sometimes, just a resolve to get through it.
As a student, you don’t let know what your teacher expects. Sometimes, it takes turning in the first paper, getting it back, seeing the comments, before you can access what’s expected.
For a teacher, it’s which student is going to stand out and which one will be the troublemaker and which ones are just going through the motions.
This is a time of adaptation.
Yes, I use that word a lot, for a reason. A person can choose to do what they’ve always done or they can choose to do it differently – they can make a resolution. This isn’t about whether to lose weight or go to the gym – this is about whether to take every opportunity to learn: to learn from the instructor and the student.
Learning is a life-long endeavor: how to use your “smart phone “(misnomer or what??) – I’ve always contended that computers just let you “think” you’re in charge…
To how to learn a new procedure at work, how to change a “no” into a “yes” in sales, how to determine a new marketing campaign. If we are going to succeed in life, the one step that has to be incorporated in is learning we can’t always do the same thing over and over and expect a different result (that, my friend, is the definition of insanity.)
Make a resolution to be teachable, make a resolution to help someone else.
Those are the kind of resolutions that move you forward in life – those are the resolutions that lead to success.
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