I stumbled upon a quote a while ago that had me pondering all its meanings.
It read: To be disciplined is to remember what you want.
As you are all gathering materials and planning the teaching year to come, it’s probably wise to solidify your goals. Why exactly was it that you planned to teach your children at home? What do you wish to accomplish? Is it just to make it through a certain amount of material and books? Is it to inspire a life-long love of learning? Is it to grow a healthy, generous, kind, loving family – toward each other and toward your communities as well?
If you take a few moments and think about what you wish to do this year, write it down and put it somewhere you can see it now and then. You will feel the accomplishment of staying focused- through easy times and difficult ones- and you will more likely reach your goals.
After all…for many of us, success is simply “remembering what you want.”