One of the first questions our students are asked when they enroll at our school is, “what is your dream”?
I work in the corporate office, but I love visiting our schools, like I am today, for that very reason – our push for our students to dream.
I’m in a room by myself waiting for state testing to start. I thought I would share some of the quotes hanging on the walls beside me, beside the many school projects proudly displayed on the same walls.
All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you are not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or acheive this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.
AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
There are also the definitions for success and dream up on the walls.