Yes, I Can Be Great

“I am prepared to control whatever personality awakes in me each day.  Today, I control my destiny”

These are the words of Og Mandino.

What if—-these were the words on the “chalk board” in every classroom?

Would it make a difference in the behavior of the students?  I think it would.

Reviving the practice of repetition of thought allows the application to be automatic.  Whether the individual is of maturity to understand the statement doesn’t matter.  Reading it and hearing it enough times the meaning comes through.  And with the meaning a pride in knowing we have self control.

Personal responsibility.  No excuses.

As human beings we are great because we have the consciousness to know what is moral, ethical, and decent.  If we question whether our thought or action is appropriate, we have already answered the question.

There is no try, only doing you best.  We are all endowed with unique talents waiting to emerge from within us.  We can be good or we can be great.  The choice is ours.


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