Real Leaders Fail BIG!

Today was a perfect day!  It was the first day of the new school year 2017-18.  There were smiles, hugs, new clothes, fresh hair cuts and brand new backpacks filled with supplies.  Everyone was ready to go at 8:00 a.m.  Once again, after 18 years of doing this, our morning was filled with sunshine and no rain!  We met outside, welcomed each other, prayed together and asked for a blessing on our year.  Then off to new classrooms we went.
At the end of the day I was walking into every classroom, asking teachers how their day went.  Did it meet their expectations?  Every single teacher said something like: amazing, great, just perfect, etc.  I entered one room with two teachers talking to each other, and when I asked the same question, with huge smiles on their faces they both said “We failed BIG!”  What?  “Yup, we failed big!”  They proceeded to tell me how their wonderful plans and ideas just didn’t work out the way they planned.  Both are experienced educators and were not in the least bit dejected because of the day.  Their learning was a steep incline and they already have a plan for tomorrow.  But what they did learn was:  Leaders fail big! Why?  Because leaders are willing to try things, step out of their comfort zone and try again.  It is a real lesson in learning to be a leader.  We are all called to not be afraid of failing big!  Have a great year leaders!  We need you to make this the best school year ever!

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