The tough question that we will try to answer is, “How do we help them become more willing?”

Many people ask themselves the question: “What do I want out of life?” Some already have ideas in mind and it is easy to answer this question. The problem is that the answer does not determine where we go in life or what we do with our time on earth. The more important question is: “Am I willing?”

Everybody wants to have an amazing job, but not everyone is willing to start at the bottom, work hard, sacrifice weekends, take some extra classes, put in the extra work, etc.

Everybody wants a wonderful relationship, but not everyone is willing to compromise, forgive, serve, be unselfish, work hard, go to counseling, not give up, etc.

Everybody wants to be healthy and in shape, but not everyone is willing to get up early in the morning to run before work, eat a healthier diet, turn off the TV, stay away from fast food and sweet drinks, etc.

Everybody wants to be financially independent, but not everyone is willing to save money, be self-disciplined, invest, stick to a budget, stop using credit cards, etc.

As we head into our last quarter of the year, we will be talking about the last letter of our G.R.O.W. theme for this year. The “W” stands for “willing,” and we will look at the importance of “willingness” and what that means for our students. The tough question that we will try to answer is, “How do we help them become more willing?”

Written by KARL STEINKAMP

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.
Ms. Shawna Wood is dedicated to mentoring and discipling the next generation. Shawna has a Master of Education and has been at Dalat since 2012, first as Middle School principal and now as Deputy Head of school.
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