“Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.” This is something I’ve heard all my life (yes, a long time now!). 🙂 I even have this saying embroidered and hanging in my office. While we encourage learners and classroom leaders every day to strive for personal excellence and success, it is often the pure willingness to keep trying that brings the greatest success to all involved in the learning process—whether it’s school work or life work.
I’ve often heard Mrs. Bass share one of her favorite quotes by Alex Haley during a discipline intervention: “Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.” 🙂 After a short explanation (especially to young learners who might need the visual), she goes on to prove the point that it takes all of us working together for success—for turtles on fences and learners in classrooms. We sometimes need a helping hand, so it’s important to never be afraid to ask for help!
As we inch closer to the final instructional day this school year, here’s hoping we take our hands out of our pockets, keep trying, and help each other to reach our personal “fence posts” of success . . . and no less!
Note: LME Field Day is tomorrow; we look forward to a great event!