Dear EVCS Students,
Welcome to School-wide morning meeting!
October’s Habit of Mind is persisting. When we persist we keep trying and don’t give up easily. When we persist while solving a problem, we think about which strategy will work best. If the strategy we start with doesn’t work, we know how to back up and try another. When things don’t work out like you expect them to right away it can be be very frustrating, but people who know how to persist have a high tolerance for frustration. People who persist understand that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
The picture we associate with persisting is of a tall mountain, with a flag at the top, indicating that someone has succeeded In climbing it. This reminds us to stay focused on our goal and not give up when things get hard.
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
– Black Elk
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.”
– Hellen Keller
All of the most successful people in history have had to apply persistence to achieve their goals. Another word for persistence is grit. Your teachers and I will be thinking and talking about persistence and grit throughout the month of October. Try practicing being gritty! I’m interested in hearing how it goes.
Have a fantastic day everyone!