“So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act.”Dr. Seuss
If there is one thing that’s hard to rely on when dealing with students, it’s impulse control. Students are at different levels of emotional maturity. Some are extremely cautious and tactful in the way that they deal with peers and adults. Others are born risk takers who want to “show off” their fearlessness and gather followers who want to be like them.
Here Dr. Seuss offers some words of caution. When you make decisions and take action in life, make sure you take into account the appropriateness of your “steps.” Life should be a prudent, careful journey.
You can imagine how some students are going to react to a stop sign in the middle of the road. They are looking for a green light and sometimes taking risks is exactly what you need to do to make it to the next level.
How do we know when we should take risks?