The main reason that I smash my list of goals year after year is that I take action.
But this year I've had a realisation that will help me to take things a step further.
Despite the fact that I'm proactive and hard-working I'm still holding myself back.
My biggest weakness is the fear of what people think about me.
There I've admitted it! And it feels really cringey. But I know that I've got to get passed that to reach the next level.
Basically I need to get over myself and out of my own way!
It's really very simple. For the whole of 2018 I'm running with the theme of #NoMoreExcuses. I'm going to apply this to all areas of my life and focus on the goals that have slipped through the net year after year as a result of various lame excuses. Number one being to make and share content and training videos without worrying about them being perfect.
I'm going to put my neck on the line too and suggest that far too many problems in the classroom could be overcome if teachers stopped making excuses and got out of their own way.
There's a great deal of negativity in education and it needs to be addressed. I meet heaps of teachers who come across as defensive and have closed minds - is it because their experiences have pushed them that way or are they just not nice people? It's not just teachers but consultants and academics too. The reason I have no previous presence on Twitter is because it's an absolute lions' den. People seem to think they can say whatever they want from behind a screen - if you post something they don't like they will rip you to shreds. It's bullying. We have a bullying epidemic in education. Now there's a great idea for another blog post (*scrawls note in idea pad).
I'm resolute. No more excuses for me. I'm not going to care what people think. I've got things to say and I'm going to say them. And always in a nice way because I'm a nice person.
How about you?
When do you make excuses?
Join me... tell me one thing that you aren't going to make excuses about anymore...