Today’s words of wisdom are sparked by the need to help motivate my Resident Assistant Staff. For those of you that work in education, specifically the collegiate environment, you know that the last four to six weeks of the academic year can be very tumultuous. As a Resident Director I spend countless hours helping students to relax, reflect, and refuel.
As I was preparing for this week’s staff meeting, I looked for ideas that would help my staff both reflect on what is to come as well as motivate them to power through. In doing so, I came across a quote that was short, sweet, and conveyed the message perfectly.
“The grass is greener where you water it!” via Danielle Luedtke
Many of us have heard this saying a little differently, “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”. Which focuses on the void in our lives- that desire to be where we are not or want what we do not have, that is until we have or experience it… Well Luedtke’s version puts a different spin on the mantra which reveals our power to control our circumstances…. It reflects on the idea that success/happiness is a product of our actions and efforts…
I feel this quote showcases the appreciation I have for the efforts and successes of my student leaders, both on the job and academically, thus far. However, it also conveys a need for them to continue to work hard so that the year ends successfully. Just think, countless Olympic races have been lost in the final seconds because the runner did not have the will, motivation, or energy to push through.
Hopefully today’s words can help you make it to your own finish line!
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