• General

    Set Goals in January, Not Resolutions

    The definition of resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something. “My New Year’s Resolution is going great.”- said everyone ever…on January 2nd. However, by the third week of January, everyone seemingly forgets how dedicated they were earlier in the year. Every decision made had previously revolved around that initial resolution. It’s great to start strong, but what ever happened to finishing up that resolution? Despite Webster’s definition, resolutions just don’t seem to have that concrete sense about them. They are easily overlooked and forgotten by the first few weeks of a new year. To make a change, everyone has to take that first step, but they have…

  • Leadership

    Set goals, but learn this secret.

    I graduated from a small, rural high school. Among the many perks of a small school is often having the same teacher for multiple courses. I had the privilege of learning from Mr. Leuthold for two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of pre-calculus, and even though the content changed from year to year, his approach to class was the always the same. Each day we would spend a significant amount of time reviewing the homework problems assigned the previous day, going over the steps we used to arrive at an answer. He wasn’t interested in just the answer that was at the end of the…