Success does not happen over night. You will face challenges this year. You will face great moments too. However, when it gets tough, it seems as though we compare ourselves to others. We see all the amazing administrators transforming their schools and making a big difference.
We get discouraged.
We forget how success is like an iceberg. We only see the top of the iceberg in other people’s lives. But I’m here to tell you, they too faced persistence, failure, sacrifice, disappointment, etc…
Most administrators are up early and the first ones on campus. We are the last to leave at the end of the day. I don’t leave campus until the very last student is picked up and then I tend to stay an extra 30 minutes or hour getting ready for the next day. It’s hard work. It’s determination. It’s dedication.
This is a sketch by Sylvia Duckworth. I have to say it is brilliant. It is one of the best illustrations of success I have ever seen. Brilliant…just brilliant. It totally sums up success. Sylvia Duckworth drew this based on Matthew Syed’s book Bounce.