Have you ever experienced a moment when you were truly inspired? A moment when the words you were hearing made you want to stand up and cheer. A moment in which you were ready to take on any challenge, any crazy dream, and jump in head first. I had one of those moments on Thursday when Mark Tremayne and Sharon Esswein spent an hour at our administrator meeting helping us deepen our understanding of developing a growth mindset.
Mark and Sharon shared a video of clips of interviews with Will Smith over the years. His words speak volumes. I ask that you take ten minutes to watch the video which is embedded at the end of this post. Let his words sink in.
And reflect on this statement:
Next, I want you to think about our Dream Project. I want you to evaluate your ideas.
Are they realistic?
Or, are they so big that they could be called unrealistic?
We are not on a quest for mediocrity. We are creating something that has never been created before. We don’t have time for realistic.
Thanks Mark and Sharon for the inspiration.
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