National All or Nothing Day #sol17
July 26, 2017
I spent a few early morning hours collaborating with a kindred spirit. Perhaps I just wish she were my kindred spirit. She possesses so many traits I like to think I have including a long range and global vision for change, a deep abiding quest to empower children in their learning, and drive. What she has that is infinitely more honed that mine is patience and a view of the “long game”.
July 26 is apparently All or Nothing Day. I have a plate on my desk in the literacy center, that says, “Now or Never”. Several times over the years people have given me things with that slogan. I imagine it reminds them of my brashness, my overwhelming desire to get right to the point, get on with it, get to it. Several years ago, some teachers and I went to a workshop where they determined our ‘teaching’ personalities. Mine was definitely all in.
Why my “all in” attitude might be beneficial to you.
- Once I commit to something, I’m “all in”. I will spend the time, resources, and energy to get the task completed. If it’s a task you need help with, that’s a plus.
- I act immediately. You ask me for a reference, a book, a lesson, a slide, some time, and I’m all over it.
- When I show up, I’m fully present.
- My word is my truth. In a world full of half truth and spared feelings, the truth is my only setting. Some do not appreciate this trait.
- Let’s get right to it is my motto. No gentle chat, no review. Let’s move.
So if you meet me or someone like me, realize the spirit. Enthusiasm. The belief in the possible. Embrace the “all in”.