I believe that consistency wins over intensity.
Here is what I mean.
Ever jump into a project, diet or other life-changing program with incredible determination and intensity; but after 5-10 days we find that it is more difficult than anticipated and we end up quitting. Allowing our previous habits to win out and overwhelm our new found passion?
Ever say as a principal, I am going to get all of my observations (10) done this week. Then on Friday realizing you barely completed two.
The feeling of guilt, disappointment or blame overwhelms the need for true reflection and growth.
“Well, I got a lot done.” “Well, we had those issues with the angry parents.” “We had two birthdays, I couldn’t not eat the cake!” “It was a long week, exercise just didn’t fit in the schedule.”
We blame everything from the program to our genetics.
At the end, choosing what is comfortable or easy over the change we so...