Change requires courage – innovation is not for the faint of heart. To be successful, one must become Comfortable being Uncomfortable.
To step out of our comfort zone, we have to have a compelling reason. We have to believe that there is something worth this risk, something bigger than us. Something that we are doing for others, that can become a legacy that we leave behind. Something that gives our life meaning.
The aspiration is a statement that creates a Higher Purpose. It is something that is outrageous. That is important. That is worth the risk, knowing that if you fail, you will fail gloriously.
When Jami and I started working together, our audacious aspiration was to reimagine education and to help transform Oregon from having one of the worst-performing education systems in the country to a national model. We wanted to build a new learning culture that would unleash the creative genius of teachers and their students.
To fulfill this aspiration, we knew that we could not simply follow the path of others, but had to Leapfrog with an entirely new learning model.
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