The Best Prize

When I walked into the Walnut Community School in August of 1985 I started a journey that has been exciting, steady, frustrating and challenging yet as fulfilling as any job could be.

One of the best decisions I made was to teach and coach.  I have been blessed and count those blessings as my 37th and final year winds down. 

I hope you are lucky enough to be lucky enough too.  Lucky enough to feel a sense of fulfillment in the work that you do.

No matter what you do to make a living I would challenge you to see it as a blessing. Seeing it through a positive lens is a choice. 

The work that you do has a purpose and is an opportunity to make a difference. If you believe that it is an opportunity then you will also believe that it is worth doing well and worth working hard at.

If you believe that then you will gain the satisfaction and the best prize that life has to offer.  A chance to work hard at work worth doing. 

At the end of your time doing this work part of your legacy will be how you did your work.  Take advantage of your chance and your opportunity.  Do it well.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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