Last week, the New York Giants played the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener. The next day I was sent this pic of WHS Head Football Coach, Bill Howard and Wylie Pirate, now New York Giant Nikita Whitlock. Nikita’s journey to this point is an interesting story but in summary, it was a big mountain to climb and Bill Howard was often his Sherpa getting him along the pathway to the summit.
This was big moment for Nikita, it was probably just as big for Coach Howard. Here is my question, will you be in the tunnel with the kids who we are growing to be the next generation of achievers? Three things have to happen:
- You have to help people, this is our responsibility as educators, parents, friends and co-workers.
- They have to achieve, are you helping them define and develop that pathway?
- They have to know you love and care for them just as much as you push them towards success.
There some big tunnel moments for our kids we are not a part of and others we get to take part in that we could have helped more. The big question is, are you working towards these moments? When you close your eyes and define your purpose for the day, does it include building these moments?”
Will you be in the tunnel?