Think Like a Rookie
If you ever want to get some inspirational motivation, follow a leader on Twitter, or read a blog, or a book. After you read (or listen), figure out what to do with the information you just encountered. I recently read a tweet liked by John Gordon in which the original "tweeter" posted an excerpt from one of John's books. The passage was about thinking like a rookie. (Paraphrasing here...) The rookie doesn't long for the good ol' days, he makes them every day himself. He creates the good ol' days that somebody ELSE will long for some day. He doesn't get caught up in how bad things are today compared to yesteryear, rather, he gets busy making today as amazing as possible, and makes today the most valuable day in his life. What will you do today that will make somebody's day better? What will you do to add value to somebody today? Get your daily dose of motivation, then do something with it. Zig Ziglar said that inspiration is like bathing- it wears off quickly, so it should be done daily. Acts of kindness are similar in that respect. Who will be your random recipient today? Ready, set, go!
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Dan and Amy Allen are Educators and Advocates for Students.