Don’t you wish every choice was this easy?
Luckily, I’m a seasoned pro with a time-proven system for making tough decisions.
Whenever I can’t decide what to drink, I punt – and just head over to the ice cream.
But some choices we simply can’t sidestep.
As school leaders and communicators, we’ve probably heard nearly every quote out there about choosing your daily attitude.
You know what I mean, “Your attitude determines your altitude” and so on.
And who’d argue about the truth behind this maxim? (Except for the crabby school neighbor who complains about the 3rd graders playing too loudly on the playground…)
So I was thinking about the everyday choices I make – and also the choices I can’t even bring up for discussion when I’m in Best Buy with my wife.
Somehow it seems that one of the grand all-time “this or that” personal mindset choices we must make is this: pessimist or optimist – and which one we’ll choose to be.
In my experience, I’m happy to report that 97% of the school leaders and communicators I’ve known fall into (or select to strive for) the optimist category. (Although most of these folks would prefer to see the adjective “practical” precede the description.)
But now I’m wondering if this is the best place for any of us to be.
And now I think the moniker of “opportunist” better fits our tribe.
In my experience, I’m happy to re-report that 96% of the school leaders and communicators I’ve known fall into (or select to strive for) the opportunist category. (Although most of these folks would prefer to see the adjective “student-centered” precede the description.)
How come the % of opportunists is less than the % of optimists by exactly one?
Well, I was hoping you wouldn’t catch this.
Sorry, tribe. It’s my fault.
My choice to stay in Michigan over spring break has dinged my attitude.