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Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up

My Challenge to You

Welcome to 2016! Take a few minutes to watch what Diana has to say about achieving goals. At 64 years young she has achieved her goal of swimming 100 miles from Cuba to Florida. Her goal began almost 40 years earlier. Despite her set-backs she did not let anything deter her from her course.


I share this particular video with all of you now because it is the start of a new year. With the start of the year comes the promises that we make to ourselves that we resolve to make a particular change or changes in our life. Diana shares three things to help keep us on track when we feel that all may be lost.


  1. Never, ever give up. This is where the resolve comes into play. There will be difficulties in achieving your goals. If there aren't difficulties in achieving your goals then you did not set the right goals for you.
  2. You can chase your dreams at any age. You are never to old to achieve your goals. Sure, you may have to make minor modifications but if you want to do it you will always find a way.
  3. It takes a team to achieve your dreams. There is not a single successful person in the history of man kind that did not have a support system in place to help them along the way to success. Identify your team and use your team to help you reach your goals.


There are many many different themes and take-aways that are a part of Diana's story. I hope that you were able to find one that spoke to you and will help advance you in achieving your goals and dreams for 2016.


Think. Achieve. Succeed.


Jeff

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Here are some of the quotes that Diana shared in her TED Talk.

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Don't Forget -- Grades are due by 4:00pm Tuesday 1/5/16

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Week at a Glance

Monday January 4, 2016

  • Comp Day. Be sure to sign in at the front office to document your hours if you do not have enough to comp the work day.


Tuesday January 5, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Grades DUE by 4:00pm
  • STUCO Meeting After School Lecture Hall
  • Lady Cat Basketball @ Jane Long 5pm


Wednesday January 6, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Department Meetings After School

Thursday January 7, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Mann at Principal Meeting 8:30 - 12:00
  • Cat Basketball vs Jane Long @ AMCMS 5:00pm

Friday January 8, 2016

  • Happy Friday!
  • Tutorials Before School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Mr. Miles present to incoming 8th Grade in AMCMS Lecture Hall during science classes -- all day
  • Mr. Madkins preset to incoming 7th grade at Oakwood Library -- all day

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