MVP: Consider forgoing a task in favor of investing time with a person. You might find more joy.
Right before I “pre-Tired” from Clemson University, I remember saying to myself, “I love 90% of what I do but I am not having any fun.”
I invested some time reflecting on what was going on. In the end, I’m not sure I completely figured it out. Until recently.
This Tuesday’s podcast features Eleanor MaCauley, an incredible principal who has built a system and practices around helping teachers grow.
In our interview, Eleanor said, “Sometimes I think that we get so caught up in having to do all this work that we forget to take a deep breath and take that time to enjoy the adults around you and the kids around you.”
And it hit me: the reason I was missing joy was that I was focused on the tasks instead of the people!
Remember that this month is about mentoring, and part of what we mean by “enjoying” the people around you is appreciating the ability you have to help them grow. Just taking some time to sit and listen can make a world of difference – for both of you.
Today’s intention: Be mindful of the times you choose to complete a task instead of being present with a person.