It's Not Enough to Walk

I suck at this!

When I taught High School and I would ask my students to do something that was outside of their comfort zone (which included almost anything they hadn’t done before), I was always amazed at how fast they would want to give up. They had extremely high standards and almost zero forgiveness for themselves while performing processes that were entirely foreign to them. “I suck at this!” was an all too common mantra in my class for the first few months. This biggest challenge for me in the beginning was not discipline or class management (I’m a big guy with tattoos), it was breaking down the belief that somehow, because they weren’t instantly successful at something, they were failures at life.


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