“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” – John Wooden
We work in an environment that rewards us for playing it safe. For decades educators have simply followed the playbook that was provided to us. Schedules and calendars have hardly changed over the years. Our structure has remained largely the same. We have followed prescribed curriculum and been trained by traditional university programs.
We are on the cusp of an era that rewards innovation. We are pushing the door open. With innovation and creativity – with our passion for growth – comes mistakes. Mistakes are a natural part of doing.
Sure, it is safe to follow directions and do what you are told. It is safe to read from the script; it gives you cover in the event you make a mistake. It takes courage and commitment to be a doer. It takes a willingness to learn and grow.
Be purposeful and intentional . . . Get off autopilot . . . Be a doer.