I’m part of a teacher-leadership program, and we all had to submit a six word memoir–the story of our lives. Yes, six words! Well, mine has always been to go through life with the intent of making the world a bit of a better place than it was before (which, I think, is almost an arrogant goal…like how could one person actually make the WORLD a bit better?). I’ve also believed that part of that has to include passion. I know as a teacher (or a mother or a friend or a runner or whatever) that I can reach far more kids if I am passionate about my job (whether it’s being passionate about the students themselves or about the literature or about my belief that they will have better/more joyful lives if they can read and write with depth and breadth).
Finding my “six word memoir” was surprisingly easy…BUT I left out the part about passion, so it should have been easy, I suppose, because it’s not really my six word memoir. It’ll have to due, though: “Make the world a better place.”
This is something (the meaning of life) that my students and I talk about. I hope that, in some small way, even that could potentially make the world a better place. Remember, these kids will one day be in charge of the city, the state, the country, and I take that knowledge very seriously.
People don’t generally respond to direct challenges, so I am not doing that, but if anyone has a good six word memoir, feel free to add it.
Wow! Six words? Let me try…… (Spiritual being living life on purpose!) GREAT POST
Interesting idea! This has got me thibkibg!
hmmm, gonna work on mine 🙂
Maybe this one: Everyday leader taking intentional steps daily
(There’s a great video about “Everyday Leadership” on TED by Drew Dudley. Check it out!)