Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Clean Slate

Many of us start this new school year wishing we could get a "do-over" - or if you're a golfer a "mulligan." Maybe last year didn't go as well as expected. Maybe there were more obstacles to success than anticipated. Maybe it just didn't turn out the way you had hoped. For students, parents and teachers looking at the looming new school year feels like when you make your New Year's resolutions - you decide to do better, stick to your goals, and have the best intentions. But you do it carrying all the baggage from years past. It's pretty hard to move forward when your backpack is full to bursting with disappointment, fear, anxiety, feelings of frustration and low self-worth.

How about we approach this school year differently? Don't even bring the backpack to school this time. Leave it behind.

We are weighed down with what came before. It influences what we think about today and what we imagine for tomorrow. Let's start this year with a clean slate! This school year hasn't been written yet. It is something you create day by day. This is not to say that you ignore the lessons learned from last year, but you are not a slave to them. Learn, and move on.

Limited Time Offer! A chance to begin again. Offered each and every day.

"Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow." - Albert Einstein