What is in your heart? That is a question that only you can answer. We have entered a period of time where teachers are being pressed as to why children aren’t succeeding in their class. Are you really doing everything you can for all the students in your class? Do you have a bias against a student? Only you can answer that question.
You send an email or post something online and someone gives you push back. Why did you post it? They don’t like it. You made them angry. Were your motives pure? Only you can answer that question.
Your boss isn’t happy with a decision you made. They call you in to “talk” about it. You explain why you did what you did. You have no idea if they believe you. Why did you really do it? Only you can truly answer that question.
Your spouse or significant other is peeved at a response or an action you took. It starts an argument. They don’t understand why you spoke the way you did. Were you being condescending, sardonic, or rude? Only you truly know what was in your heart.
A parent sends you an email that questions your teaching methods. Why is their student struggling in your class? You explain to them the situation. They aren’t buying what you are selling. Is it the truth or are you a charlatan? Only you know what truly was behind your actions.
It is time to look in the mirror and ask yourself what is in your heart. Do your words and actions match your heart? We are entering a time of soul searching where we need to really be aware of what we are doing and why. Like my friend, Toutoule told me, “Be intentional with everything you do.” I concur.