4 Things That Will Make You An Awesome Teacher, Part 2
Learn why most teachers don’t ever become AWESOME. Read on for the sequel on how to avoid going down that path.
Monash University Lecturer. Addicted and compassionate traveler,
You’ve probably been on the edge of your seat for weeks now wondering what on earth the other two reasons are that most teachers don’t ever become AWESOME and experience the amazing gratitude that is the result of creating change in others. Last time we talked about courage and focus; today, I share the other two of these reasons with you + some ideas for getting your awesome on!
I read recently that most of us actually have only about 2500-3500 weekends left on this amazing planet. I figure that without taking some awesome action, those weekends will simply blur into something that was once a promise from the past and that will remain a distant dream for the future – your future. The countdown is definitely on! So read on to discover the last two things that will make you an awesome teacher.
The third is DISCIPLINE.
Discipline is your ability to keep promises to or with yourself. Imagine what could happen if you kept your promises to yourself e_v_e_r_y …. s_i_n_g_l_e … time?
So I began to wonder from a coaching and whole of life perspective how I might be able to assist people to focus more on the things that they want and how to get them the self discipline required to make their lives amazing – because every weekend has to count!
- How would you like to be able to focus your thoughts and energy expansively into all that you think and do?
- How would you feel if you became a disciplined action taker rather than a perpetual promise breaker?
- What would happen if you could make decisions with utter clarity and stick to them?
The fourth is PERSISTENCE.
Writing these blogs for WeTeachMe is an example of persistence. I could have quit after writing just one, or even after some feedback – and no-one would have blamed me for not wanting to write another 500 words or for sitting back and waiting for people to call me up for coaching. Yet here I am – writing 500 words and STILL waiting on your call! That’s persistence – it’s our ability to set a path or direction and stick to it with an ‘UNTIL attitude’ … Until it succeeds! Confucius put it nicely when he said that:
“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
Many of my clients and students have told me that the hardest part about setting goals to change their lives or just be better people, do more and have more seems not so much to be getting started but rather staying started. This includes keeping motivated, having the focus and discipline to stick to your actions, goals or dreams; not putting things off but most of all following through to the end (outcome or final result) whatever that may be.
In all spheres of life, success has consistently come to those who have persisted with their dreams and ideas (however small or radical). I think here of people like Richard Branson, Amelia Earhart, The Dalai Lama. When asked to share his ongoing visions of Disneyland, Walt Disney simply remarked:
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things. Our curiosity keeps taking us down new paths”
Remember those 2500-3500 weekends we have left on this amazing planet? Imagine having a curious UNTIL attitude towards them? Towards the rest of your life? What would you do if you were amazing? If you want to know how, give me a call!
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