Perspective

At the end of last week, I was feeling a bit drained and negative when I was reminded of this TED Talk by Tim Ferris in his weekly Five-Bullet Friday post. Tim had this to say about Sam’s talk:

“This video hit me really hard. Despite some tears, it was exactly the reset I needed. This kid is a total stud. Just watch it, and do not rush. Also, do *not* read the description beforehand, only afterward.”

I agree 100-percent that if you are looking for a reset that you just need to watch this video and think about Sam’s three keys to a happy life.

  1. I am OK with what I can’t do because there is so much I can’t do.
  2. Surround myself with people I want to be with.
  3. Keep moving forward…If I am feeling bad then I let it in and then do what I need to do to move past it.

Published by Patrick Larkin

I feel blessed to be an educator. I have had the good fortune of working as an English teacher, an Assistant Principal, a Principal and an Assistant Superintendent. I currently serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools (MA).

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