Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

Being Awesome and Going Easy on Oneself

This exchange happened today in my classroom:

Student:  Why are you so awesome?

Me:  See my to-do list on the wall over there? (pointing to the whiteboard by my desk) What does the last thing on it say?

Student:  Be awesome.

Me:  It’s on my to-do list every day: be awesome. I don’t know any other way to be.  That’s why.

*class resumes*

And it’s true:  I don’t know any other way to be.  I don’t wake up in the mornings and say to myself I am just going to half-ass this day.  There is something deep inside me that won’t let such a thing happen and be okay with it.  I’m simply not wired for anything less than awesome.  That might sound super egotistical, but it is what it is.  This is how I have been my entire life.

This is problematic.

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