My summer morning ritual has been to wake up late, make myself a cup of coffee, and watch my favorite morning crew on the Today show. I learned about world affairs, the latest wearable fashions and grilling tips from celebrity chefs. It was my moment to not think about school or work.
So imagine my surprise on June 22 when a statement caught my attention and drew me straight to my Educational Leadership frame of mind. Matt Lauer was interviewing Ringo Starr and asked Starr if it was any different for him now going on the stage at the age of 71 because he has done it for so long. Starr answered that every time he is about to go on stage, he thinks, “I want to go home” and many other negative thoughts. He has to literally run out onto the stage because he gets nervous.
If Ringo Starr hasn’t learn to eliminate his inner critic and he has been on stage longer than I have been alive, I am definitely not going to beat myself up over my negative voices. I like how Ringo has to “run” onto the stage to get himself going. I still haven’t figured out my ritual quite yet, but I am working on it. I can’t borrow from Starr, though, since we can’t run in the halls at school.