Saturday, December 20, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 355

 is more than saying what is wrong. It means changing to find what is right.      

I've learned throughout my career that being flexible is a key to success.  I've also learned that in being flexible, we also have to understand that everyone brings their own baggage, and because of that, we have to be open to thinking and actions that are very different from what we would have thought or said.

And all of this sits well with me.

What is more of a challenge for me, and tougher for me to be "okay" with, is when we talk about the need to reform education (or anything, for that matter), and stop there.

Education won't reform itself, and while talking about it elevates awareness about potential problems, talk can rarely fix or solve anything on its own.

To make a difference, we have to be willing to act, and that involves changing what we do so that we might replace what we believe is wrong with what could be right.

The challenge to just talking about change, is that it becomes very easy for us to throw the ball of change into somebody else's yard.

Blame for what is wrong is much easier than changing behavior as a means to searching for potential right answers.

Before we discuss the problems that exist anywhere, we should instead begin making a difference.  In this way, we can tell others about the changes we've made and what we've learned, rather than the problems that exist without found solutions.

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