Tag Archives: failure

(#276) Mistakes, Disappointments, Curiosity and Growth


When we choose not to dare because we might “risk feeling disappointed” we end up “choosing to live disappointed.” Nearly thirty years ago I made a huge professional mistake.  At that time I decided to make a career move from … Continue reading

Posted in Appreciation, awareness, Being REMARKABLE, change, Choice, confidence, courage, curiosity, Energy Vampires, Grit, growth, inspiration, leadership, mentoring, Reflection, resilience, Success, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

(#250) Motivating the Motivators


Beyond the paycheck and benefits, what is being done to motivate those who are charged with motivating our students? Last week, I had the following question posed to me: How can we motivate more faculty to take control of their … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Failure, growth, health, leadership, Personal growth, Personal Wellbeing, resilience, risk-taking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(#243) Failure Is An Option


How will I stretch myself in the coming week? Even if I might fail, what will I do to continue my learning and growth? WHAT IF?  Consider the power and challenge of that question.  Make it personal and it becomes … Continue reading

Posted in Choice, creating your future, Failure, Goals, Mindfulness, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, resilience | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

(#202) Obstacles to Goal Achievement


Stating or writing a goal is the easy part. The work is found in making a plan, executing that plan, and re-calibrating along the way. Information on goal setting can be found in the business success literature, leadership manuals, student success classes … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Goals, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

(#177) Caring Without Candor Should Raise Concerns


It’s one thing to say our students should raise themselves by their own bootstraps. It’s quite another to make sure we provide them with the boots and the straps. Yesterday, I reacquainted myself with an interview of leadership coach and … Continue reading

Posted in leadership, Motivation, Purpose, responsibility | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

(#176) Fail Fast, Forward, and Fearlessly


In education, we talk a lot about “best practices”… I propose we get together and talk about what we have done in the classroom that did not work.  The “not-so-bright spots.” Not learning from the failure is the lost opportunity. … Continue reading

Posted in Failure, growth, intentional growht, Life lessons, Personal growth | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments