Lesson #4: Don’t Break When Broken
It is said that what goes up must come down. However, educational leaders must make sure that their school/district does not go down after experiencing success. We must make continual improvement our goal, both for ourselves and our employees. The school year is a roller-coaster ride like none other. At times, educators will feel broken inside and figure that it is time to give up. DON’T! Educators will get frustrated…with colleagues, with students, with the district, and with the system as a whole. Don’t let it break you. Lean on one another. Encourage one another. We must focus on our successes, no matter how big or small they may be. The small victories today, excite us for more victories tomorrow. Focus on one success each day. The successes are there; we just need to take the time to reflect and recognize them. We also need to be flexible. As the quote says, “Blessed are the flexible, because they will not break when bent.” In making sure that we don’t break, we need to make sure we have a good work/life balance. It is essential that we create personal/family time and never forget those who love us the most. Don’t break when broken! Be Legendary!