What do you do when you finally want to give up?
When you have exhausted all possibilities?
When no one is working with you toward a goal?
When others don’t understand the importance?
How do you continue to push forward?
Should you quit?
Should you stop?
Should you give up?
When you are at your breaking point, there is only one thing you should do.
Stop for a moment, and think about the last student that you made a difference for.
Whether it was a small act of kindness or a major intervention that saved a student’s life, remember the most recent impact that you made.
Write it down. Keep it for reference. Make sure it is nearby the next time you are going through a difficult stretch.
When you think you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember that you haven’t.
When you think you can’t possibly move forward, remember that there is a student out there who needs you to do just that.