I wanted to share this blog posting with you about, among other things, the ways we define success. I think just the title of John Gautam’s piece “Success is a Journey, Not a Destination” speaks bounds about the Six Second’s philosophy including The Process is the Content. By it’s very definition, if we look at success as a moving and redefinable target in our lives, we realize quickly that instead of arriving ‘at’ it we need to create it and that in the long run, this is how we achieve our goals.
Part of the reason I believe this is so important stems from a question I always ask of parents and educators and community members. Namely, “What does success look like for our children?” I believe that often we spend countless hours (and indeed some people spend their entire lives) attempting to fix what’s broken with our education system. But I think it’s important that we step back before we do that and ask ourselves what we really want the final outcome to look like. What do we want for our children and, most importantly, what skills do they need to get there?
This piece dovetailed with what I believe we need a little more of: the willingness to see learning as a process and not solely an outcome.
I enjoyed starting my day by reading this!