Running down the road listening to some of my favorite jams, I feel like I can do anything.
Sometimes, however, my mind slips.
I start thinking about an endless to-do list that I face when I get back home, or the money I wanted to save this month but didn’t, or about something frustrating that happened at work.
Before I know it, I am walking instead of running. Feeling weak instead of strong.
Sometimes this happens subconsciously…one minute I am running and the next I am walking. I don’t even know why until I review where my thoughts went. Then I remember. They went to a dark place and my body weakened.
My body is strong enough to run for miles and miles. I have to make sure my spirit and my thoughts are strong enough to keep me going in the right direction.
The power of positive thinking is a gift to ourselves–a gift of strength, courage, and perseverance. And it is not to be underestimated.
Principals, what does this mean for us in our work with teachers?
Teachers, what does this mean for us in our work with students?