Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Make the Impossible Possible, Bill Strickland speaks about how important passion is in life. Strickland uses his story about the difficulties of becoming a commercial airline pilot to show that passion can motivate a person through adversity. As cliché as that sounds, passion is a vital part of growing up, and perusing goals. Passion is so vital to success because it is a type of internal motivation that is stronger than the motivation that anyone could receive externally.

Strickland's idea is brilliant because they can be applied to life. Obviously not everyone wants to become and airline pilot, but passion is vital in all areas of life, like education. This is the reason why it is so important to have a passionate staff in all schools. Teachers that are not passionate shouldn't be qualified to be educators. Teaching is one of the most challenging jobs because teachers have to work through adversity. Without passionate teachers and staff, it is so easy to lose sight of the goal of EDUCATING students. Teachers need to have passion because "being true to a passion forces you to endure more than your share of defeat and discouragement."(Strickland, p. 151)

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