Enough.



"Enough" has many faces.


The "enough" I want to focus on today is enough as a determiner.  We have no idea how much this six-letter word effects our lives on a daily basis: professionally and personally.
  • Am I doing enough?
  • Have I done enough?
  • Are there enough?
  • Will there be enough?
As humans, we strive to be enough... that is all we want, to be viewed as enough...
  • enough in the eyes of our family...
  • enough in the eyes of our community...
  • enough in the eyes of our colleagues...
  • enough in the eyes of those we love...
  • enough in the eyes of those who are scoring an application...
  • enough in the eyes of those who we teach...
Why does this word drive us? Acceptance.  
  • We all want to feel accepted.  
  • We all want to be praised for our effort and work. 
  • We all want to be a part of a "game-changer".
  • We all want to be the best at want we a passionate about.

If we feel this way on a daily basis, can you imagine how our students feel? Which leads me to this question...
  • What are you doing to make your students feel like they are enough?
If you are thinking hugs, high-fives, "good jobs"... those are all great, but it is time to take it up a notch.
  • What if you were vulnerable in front of them, which led them to open up?
  • What if you made mistakes in front of them, which led them to not be afraid to make mistakes?
  • What if you were a role model for them, which led them to be a role model to someone else?
  • What if you exposed them to opportunities, which led them to make their own choice?
  • What if you gave your full attention to every conversation you had with them?
  • What if you consoled them when they were sad, laughed with them when they made a joke, or supported them when they made mistakes?
  • What if you valued EVERY moment you had with them?
  • What if you reminded them that you love and care about them?
  • What if you showed them how proud of them you were?

You may be 

the ONLY one

 who makes them feel 

like they are 

ENOUGH!


Someone SHOWED them... YOU ARE ENOUGH!

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