Stay Strong

Resilient – able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.  Strong and tough.  Does that sound like you?

Life happens and then it keeps happening.  It doesn’t stop or slow down.  In fact sometimes it just punches you in the face.  The sooner you come to accept that and even embrace it the better you will be.

Your mindset is the key. 

Do you have a fixed mindset that sees life as a test that you either pass or fail? Black and white?


Do you have a growth mindset where you believe everything happens to you for a reason, is in your best interest and is an opportunity?

I spent too many years with a fixed mindset. It has been a process for me to develop more of a growth mindset the past few years but I have found more resilience and strength since I made a commitment to being more growth minded.

I’m still working on it daily.  I have to make the choice day by day, moment by moment to see what is happening to me and around me through a growth mindset lens.

It won’t happen automatically or overnight but I believe that if you will make the commitment to having a growth mindset you will be able to handle life and the moments that come at you with more resilience and strength as well.

A growth mindset will not only help you but it will help the people that you interact with, lead and love every day. 

Keep getting stronger.

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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