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Jan 05 2012

Consistently inadequate

So here’s how it goes:

1) I manage to get one tiny classroom thing figured out and I feel confident about it being somewhat effective.

2) I suddenly think of 20+ other things that I’m completely failing at.

3) I start tackling these newly recognized problems.

4) The pattern repeats.

5) Eventually something that I thought I had figured out three months ago ends up back on my to-do list, when I realize that my previous “solution” actually sucks, a lot.

6) I reflect on this cycle and wonder for the millionth time if I’m actually qualified to do this job. ¬†However, I try to remind myself that to be truly awesome at this job, I’d have to be some combination of psychic, magician, and preteen angst miracle worker.

One Response

  1. Wess

    How else would there be room to Consistently Increase Effectiveness?
    : )

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