Learning From Discomfort

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Tobin Bechtel

As we prepare campus for reopening and welcome back teachers next week, I have been concentrating on the pragmatic and the practical. And while the practical is critical to consider, I was reminded during our parent webinars that the purpose is that much more important. And at Sage Ridge our purpose is our Mission and our Pillars. The steps we have taken during the summer to prepare our campus to be safe are all for our students to be able to continue their learning journey. Our commitment as community to provide excellent education will not be compromised by COVID-19.

These times have created a lot of discomfort.  And in my continual collection of quotes two rose to the surface these past few weeks:

"The more time you spend in your discomfort zone, the more your comfort zone will expand." (Robin Sharma) and 

“True success is achieved by stretching oneself, learning to feel comfortable being uncomfortable." (Ken Poirot)

Learning as a process should create discomfort - athletes instinctively know that they need to push beyond their comfort level to reach a higher level. And in the discomfort of these times we have an opportunity to become better than ever. I know the next few weeks will produce challenges but I am confident that we will conquer these as a community that can work together for the greater good. I look forward to welcoming all our faculty, families and friends to the start of school whether it will be on campus or via virtual events.

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