Friday Thoughts: Exhilarating
In her book The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, author Liz Wiseman says the following:
Our research, both in business and across schools worldwide, has shown that when people give only half of their capability, they consistently report the experience to be “exhausting.” In contrast, when people are able to give their all— 100% even— they describe the experience as “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating!” Isn’t it interesting that giving half our capability is exhausting, but giving our all is exhilarating? We often think burnout is a result of working too hard; more often burnout occurs when people aren’t given meaningful work or can’t see the results of their hard work.
This year certainly has been “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating” for me. The learning curve was steep, but I had so much fun! It reminded me of my first year teaching… x10. Thanks for your support and help this year.
I hope this year was “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating” for you as well. I’ve seen everyone giving everything they have, and that’s exciting because in the end, our students and our entire school benefits. Thank you.