Being bold is the willingness to take risks. Being Brave is the willingness to be persistent and endure the process to attain a goal. Education today requires bravery.
There are a lot of people in the world today that are bold. Social media and electronic communication have made it very easy for people to be bold . . . to make statements of beliefs and demands for the world to read and hear. From our political leaders to the stay-at-home blogger, from Twitter to Facebook there are plenty of bold thinkers. People take risks, but don’t necessarily attain the goal.
What we need today is people who are brave. We need persistent people, people willing to stand-up and own it – people who work to solve problems and attain goals. We need creative thinkers who listen to other ideas, challenge the status quo, and commit to the work. No one has every solved a problem or reached a solution on Facebook or Twitter . . . it takes doing the work. It’s easy to criticize; it’s difficult to work together, embrace the power of the team, and have the grit to succeed.
Education is too complex to simply be bold; we must be brave and have the fortitude to be steadfast to our core beliefs. With the goal of preparing today’s students to be Ready for Tomorrow, it is what is required of us.