For me, the thought of blogging, opening a twitter account, etc. are all things which, in the past, made me cringe and worry. What would happen if someone disagreed with me? What would a potential student, parent, or other community member think? What if my thoughts were misinterpreted? All of these were excuses when in fact, I, like everyone else out there have a story to tell and my thoughts and beliefs are important.
Taking a chance….. For myself, this has always been something I am quite uncomfortable doing both personally and professionally. What if I’m wrong? A few weeks ago my wife and I took the family to see the movie “The Greatest Showman.” In the movie, there was a quote which stood out to me. The quote, “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else”, made me reflect on who I am and who I want to be. For me, the status quo is often the safest route especially when things have been working and yielding results however, that doesn’t always mean it’s the best decision or the right decision.
The New Year allows everyone to choose a resolutions such as exercising, eating better, and reading more. For me, I am going to look into taking more chances on myself, my family, the people I work with, and Our Kids. Most importantly, I am going to trust my instinct, not worry, and take chances. It is with these chances where we have an opportunity to make a difference.