If we want to be elite we must be intentional, on purpose and skillful in our behavior. We must stop ourselves from impulsive, autopilot and resistant behaviors.
This isn’t easy.
We’re 101 days into the school year and we’re headed into conference week. When we get tired and stressed out, it is easy to allow ourselves to go below the line. But, we want to be elite. We must be relentless. We cannot allow ourselves to give up. So, now, more than ever, we must put in the effort to stay above the line.
We have worked hard on R1: Press Pause. As we practiced pausing we learned that “to pause” doesn’t mean to ignore an event but to instead give ourselves time to gain the clarity and courage needed to determine our response.
This week in R Factor training we focused on R2: Get Your Mind Right. We had a lively discussion about how this part of the training impacts us. We were open and honest and not afraid to share our successes and failures. The trust that we have in each other as a staff shined through. I left the training feeling like we could accomplish anything because we work so well together.
As we move into conference week next week, let’s remember the importance of pressing pause and getting our minds right.
Your mindset is the internal mental state that affects first how you see and then how you respond to events. In other words, every response is internal first and external second. –Tim Kight
How will we see the events in our lives? What story will we tell ourselves?
The mind is a battleground where your greatest struggle takes place. The thoughts that win the battle for your mind will control your life. –Tim Kight
Let’s all keep working to hold one another accountable on our relentless pursuit to be elite.
We're on our way.
Here is your staff update for February 5th.