Tuesday, August 23, 2016
My Mantra for the New School Year: Focus on the Good
I just had to rewrite this blog post because I was not meeting my goal/mantra. My goal is to focus on the good because the majority of the people that I work with (parents, students, teachers) are good, but I tend to let one bad experience weigh heavily on me. In trying to give an example of this, I found myself ultra focused on a bad situation. So obviously, it is going to be a challenge for me to meet my goal of enjoying the good things in my career.
My main issue last year was two parents/students that did not agree with a) hybrid learning or b) responsibilities like coming to class on time and participating in class. I let these two situations overshadow hundreds of positive ones. I'd go home feeling defeated. I had 118 other sets of parents who were very supportive. I allowed these two parents to ruin the positive feedback that I got from everyone else. So this is my goal for the new year. Focus more on the good than the bad. You can't please all of the people all of the time. I think it may help for me to do One Good Thing posts regularly. Maybe that will be another goal. Yes, I think it will be.