“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” –Henry Ford
Each school year is a process; it is a journey we begin together at convocation in August. It is easy to come together. Our school year is a marathon – we all start together in the shoot, waiting for the first day, eager for the students to arrive. We are together; we are on the same page at the beginning of each year.
Keeping it together during the grind of a school year is progress. The warm end to summer, the autumnal breeze, beautiful foliage, Ohio State football . . . we are able to progress together during the first part of the school year. When the holiday season arrives it becomes more of a challenge; we sometime struggle to keep it together.
It is when we work together, when we learn from our failures and celebrate our triumphs, that we really accomplish success. Joy and fulfillment aren’t individual emotions; it is the service and collaboration is true success. Life is a team sport; let’s be exceptional together instead of being ordinary apart.