Monthly Theme: Perseverance
When I think about recent inspirational figures, three gentlemen come to mind – Steven, Wesley and Simon. They are The Freedom Singers. Their fight for survival, for a new life in Canada, for perseverance will leave you in tears (grab a kleenex box). Listen to their story as they tell it to the Season 6 Dragon’s on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Their lessons remind me that to persevere, I must:
- keep moving ahead.
- work. Sometimes smart work, sometimes hard work.
- be determined. It takes time!
Another person that comes to mind in this same light is Dr Eva Olsson. Her Keynote speech – A Legacy of Caring, Compassion and Character at a recent conference that I attended had the 450+ of us (administrators, teachers, facilitators, Alberta Education personnel, superintendents) all captivated and deeply emotional. Her main purpose was to promote that each one of us is to “become the person you are destined to be” not due to someone else’s urging (like Mom/Dad or others).
Steven, Simon, Wesley and Eva have shown us that by refusing to give up when life’s circumstances conspired against them, they powerfully modeled the value of perseverance.