Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw away the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER.
During one of my early morning runs, I came across what I think is a truly inspirational quote, spray painted on to an old, grey deteriorating cement wall along the ocean in Sanur, Bali. I stopped and read it, a few times, before having to take a photo of it. The rest of my run, I reflected on the significance of this quote and how it can be applied to my life as a teacher. I am dead serious when I say that I thought about it deeply for the rest of my run that morning.
To me this quote sums up exactly how I feel about taking risks in our profession. Standing firm with our beliefs, and sharing these beliefs without fear of being judged as right or wrong. We are all at different stages of our teaching careers, but no matter where we are at, we must take risks and be willing to think outside the traditional box and try new things, even if these things we try are extremely challenging to us.