Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stepping Stones Or Stumbling Blocks

I've been reminded lately of how often we face challenges--small and large.  When there are several that mount up, it can be overwhelming.  I've found that overcoming challenges starts with a choice.  Do I choose to view the challenge as a stumbling block that causes me to fall, or as a stepping stone to a new level?  Once I decide to look at the obstacles as stepping stones, then I can move forward by chunking tasks, and taking it one step at a time.

What about you?  What challenge are you facing right now that seems overwhelming?  Take time to reflect.  What is the worst thing that could happen?  Now, take a deep breath and recognize the worst probably won't happen.  Realize you can choose to see this as a stepping stone to something great.  And move forward with one small step at a time.

Enjoy your weekend!

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