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Wait, There's More

In the last months of the school year, educators are reminded, "Wait, there's more." 
We're not at the end yet, and the manner in which we finish defines our character. 

We start with great plans and expectations for the year, but then school happens, and it's so easy to get bogged down, allow blame and excuses to become more prevalent, and then fail to finish. 

A premature sense of accomplishment gives permission to slack off and become too content with mediocrity. We're not finished, and it's imperative that we keep going!

 

Musicians don't retire; 
they stop when there's 
no more music in them. 
— Louis Armstrong

"Wait, there's more." That's a line that may precede additional good news.
Or it's part of the hook to keep us watching the infomercial for even better features.
Or it introduces the encore that provides the final culmination of the performance.
Or it may be preparation to brace for the rest of the story, the diagnosis, or the status.

We start with great plans and expectations for the year, but then school happens and it's easy to get bogged down, allow blame and excuses to rise, and then fail to finish. Perspective is a powerful contributor as we seek to sustain focus and energy to the end.

A premature sense of accomplishment gives permission to slack off and become too content with mediocrity. We're not finished, and it's imperative that we keep going! That gap between where we are and where we want to end strengthens our willpower.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, 
opportunity, and responsibility to give 
something back by becoming more.
— Tony Robbins

Respect for Life is fundamental to educating others. Life truly is a gift and we embrace it. 
It offers us the privilege to transform lives through our instruction, guidance, and support.
We have the opportunity to continuously learn and grow, setting the pace and path for them.
We also have the responsibility to use our phenomenal talents with wisdom and discipline.

Our mind, body, and will are likely to become tired towards the end. Exhaustion tends to magnify certain temptations. So we have to be even more.

More aware of our actions and influence, making adjustments at the right time. 
We change our thoughts to align our mindset.
We change our behavior to align with our beliefs. 
We change our perception to align with our greater purpose.

Watch yourselves, that you do not 
lose what we have accomplished, 
but that you may receive a full reward.
— 2 John 1:8

How will this year be remembered? How will we be remembered?

Wait, there's more great traditions and experiences that we're going to ably deliver. 
Wait, there's more brilliant learning moments to complete the full journey this year.
Wait, there's more innovative solutions to advance our capacity to transform lives.

Our legacy isn't degrees or things accumulated, but a testimony of integrity, discipline, and faith. Our dignity will not be compromised because we fully respect the calling to educate.

Be more, deliver more, and overcome more this week, my friend, so that you may receive a full reward.    

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