Saturday, December 29, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt and ALMas

It was Theodore Roosevelt, my favorite President, who said,

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

And also,

"Anyone can give up; it's the easiest thing in the world to do.  but to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

Thank you T.R., for always giving me that slap in the face to get back to work.

I finished the book.  And now it's time to manage myself and GET WORK DONE to help kids achieve their potential.

I'm in the library for the next 7 days in Texas before heading back home.

This is my to-do list for today:

1.  Create "topics to cover"
-add in summarized material 
of what I've read (synthesis)
2.  Create "need to know" 
information document for
all members to know
3.  Background research on HeadStart schools

My to-do list for the week:


UPDATE 12/29/2012 at 3:36 PM:
I finished my to-do list!

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