Continue to be Inspired

“One of the greatest joys that comes from working  in education is that you are surrounded by adults who show up each day not because they seek to make a fortune, they show up because they seek to make a difference.” 

  – P. Mullick

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”

“Respect people’s feelings.  Even if it doesn’t mean anything to you, it could mean everything to them.”

“A master tells you what he expects of you.  A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”

“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.”

“A mind is like a parachute.  It doesn’t work if it is not open.”

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

“Leaders don’t force people to follow,  they invite them on a journey.”

“When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.”

“The greatest compliment ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and tended to my answer.”

“Everybody is a genius, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree; it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

“It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways.  But it’s that place in between that we fear.  It’s like being in between trapezes.  It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer.  There’s nothing to hold on to.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life.  Some come to clear your  path.”

“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.”

“A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.” 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”

“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.”

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.”

“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”    

“You can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability.”

“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

“When nothing is certain, everything is possible.”

“Any fool can know.  The point is to understand.”

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain.”

Focus on the positive…

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” 

 – E. G. Stevens