Tired of feeling overwhelmed by the pace of constant change? Are you often surviving when you could be thriving? Try being a school administrator figuring out how to re-open school for the fall! Online, onsite, blended, color coded risk gauges, contingency plans for every letter of the alphabet, masks, sanitizing protocols, conflicting government mandates, AND ensuring students actually learn the curriculum – it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. If you’re not in education, you have your own issues that make you want to cry sometimes.
Unless… you know how to look at each situation with the right point of view.
I spent the day certifying a group of principals from the Greenville County Schools, in South Carolina to use Crown’s Teacher Interview. They were so grateful for their administrator teams and staff who have moved beyond survival into a habit of bouncing back. They take just about anything thrown at them with a realistic, yet upbeat approach to reopening school AND maintaining enthusiasm for learning.
Try saying these one-liners out loud and see how your mindset shifts from stress to success:
- We don’t know how to do it, yet… but we’ll figure it out.
- I haven’t done that yet, but I’m sure I’ll find a way to make it work.
- I’m not ready yet, but I will be by the time we need it.
- It hasn’t happened yet, but if it does I know we’ll help each other through it.
Hear the pattern? It’s so simple to use – “not yet, but…” – and it’s a powerful tool that anyone at any age can understand and start using right now. Once you change your mindset, you can learn a skillset, and build a toolset to take on anything that comes your way. Maybe that one thing hasn’t come yet, but if it does, I’m sure you’ll find a way to figure it out… together!
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