Reason #6 - Physician, Heal Thyself
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
No, I'm not a doctor, as all of you know, I'm a teacher.
I often tell my classes (and individual students while counseling or advising) that being successful in college takes a TOTAL commitment. Students have to make education their #1 priority. They have to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to be successful. Excuses don't cut it. Excuses don't get them where they want to go.
So card #6 says, "I want to be more credible and a better role model."
Doesn't being a healthy weight take a total commitment? Doesn't it have to be my #1 priority? Don't I have to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to be successful? My excuses don't cut it. My excuses aren't getting me where I want to go.
See what I mean? In my mind, I'm something of a hypocrite. I'm not credible because I'm telling them what THEY need to do but I can't put the same skills into practice on my own issue.
I don't like it and I want to change. I want to be more credible and a better role model.