Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When you think you have nothing left to give...

This post is for everyone out there who feels overwhelmed and feels like the world just might be spinning out of control!

It doesn't matter what your role in education is and it doesn't matter how long you've been in the game.

You are probably being pushed right now.

Whether you are pushing yourself or being pushed by someone else, you're experiencing discomfort and you're feeling like the edge is getting pretty close.

I recently heard it best...

Teachers feel like there are no less than 100 different initiatives all happening at the same time.

Building administrators feel like there are around 45 different initiatives happening.

And finally, central office administrators feel like there are only 4 or 5 main initiatives occurring across the district...

The higher you go the simpler it seems and the further away from actual reality you get.

The name of the game in education now is newer, better & more effective.

What has been is no longer good enough and people from all sides and all angles are wanting more from you.

They are wanting more of your time and they are expecting you to do more with less.

Your plate hasn't increased in size in well, never, but the amount being pushed on your plate has consistently been increasing.

The edge is getting closer...

So, when you feel like the edge is within reach and when you feel like you can't stop yourself from going over, keep one thing in mind:

You have an amazing superpower... and your kids can't afford for you not to share that superpower.