Saturday, July 23, 2016

I think I can. . .

how to get even better

I know myself well enough
to know that I do better
if “I think I can. . .”
if I get enough support, encouragement, applause
for how well I’m already doing,
that support empowers me to do even better,

I hear of others who need the goad of failure
so that then they can redouble their efforts
and break through the wall into success,

I teach very much by 
identifying, acknowledging, supporting
the strength of the student’s foundation,
the rightness of their steps forward,
I support the actor and her/his ability
to engage and persevere into success,

I know no other way in my heart.

by Henry H. Walker
July 22, ‘16

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