Superintendent Weekly Press Release May 1, 2020
Dear Cedar Bluffs Families,
Traditionally, May 1st is such a great day as it is the Senior’s last day of school. On this day, our seniors check out of classes and I try to visit with each one of them and wish them the best of luck on future endeavors. Since, I cannot meet with each one I will try to summarize my speech that I often share with them during the senior dinner.
Step 1: “Do Something!” – you don’t have to know what you are going to do once you graduate but do something so you can find out what you don’t want to do. It is alright if you don’t go to college but find a passion and do that. If you do go to college, it’s okay to change your major, once you start down a path that path will break into multiple paths. I know you are confused and not sure where you will be in life but if you just start by doing something you will be productive and feel good about yourself. Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from doing “something”. Failure is part of life, but no one truly fails unless they stop trying.
Step 2: “Set Goals!” – write down where you want to be in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years and then post that where you can see it daily. Evaluate your goals and then be okay to update those goals as your life updates. You can’t achieve your goals, if you don’t set them.
Step 3: “Define Success!” – each of us wants to be successful but what does successful look like to you. No one can define what success looks like for you, but you. I vacationed in Belize recently and saw some of the poorest people, living in what I thought was unlivable conditions. I asked one of the workers who was combing the beach if he was happy working so hard for so little and he said, “I get good exercise by doing this job, it keeps me healthy, I have enough food for me and my family and I live where everyone want to come for vacations, why wouldn’t I be happy and fulfilled.” Don’t let anyone define success for you. #WildcatPride