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101: Eyes on the Horizon, Feet in the Boat

It’s easy to miss out on the amazing developments in our life and career when our eyes are pressed forward to the horizon rather than keeping our feet in the boat. Tune in to hear how you can still set long term goals but enjoy the journey along the way!


  • There’s no point in holding out until the destination before stopping to smell the roses.
  • Please don’t keep setting goals and setting goals and setting goals without ever really enjoying life
  • Miserable accomplished people are boring and unrealistic. No one wants a friend who is amazing at their job but sucks at real life.
  • Don’t become so obsessed with getting better that you stop living
  • You can’t be a great you tomorrow, if you aren’t a great you today

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.