One of my favourite motivational quotes that inspires me every day comes from my mentor Jim Rohn. Jim Rohn has guided my leadership journey for the past 10 years, helping me become a principal class member of a large secondary school in Australia.
Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish to be better.
Don’t wish for things to be simpler, ask to be wiser. – Jim Rohn
When I first stepped up to a leadership role within a large secondary school, I was faced with many challenges and difficult situations. At the time these difficult situations really pushed me and stretched my level of ability to cope. I wished and preyed at times that these hard times would stop and I wished that things slowed down and got easier- How wrong was I!!!
I soon realised that every day more and more challenging things just kept coming my way. I soon realised that if you want to be successful in leadership and if you want to climb to new heights of responsibility and pay you need to get better. I realised that I needed to improve and that I needed to get wiser.
When it comes down to it, you really get paid for your value to the market place. If you want to get more pay, then you need to become more valuable to the market place.
How did I became more valuable to the education system? I became more valuable to the education system by finding a mentor, I read and studied books and constantly set challenging goals to achieve.
Never ask for things to be easier, always ask for more skill and ability!