You owe it to the kids.
I’ve had the chance to put the yoke on and handle the full-time teaching duties for the school for the last few months. The chief instructor had some important family medical issues and couldn’t teach.
It’s great to be back in charge, and it’s great to remember what a fantastic job being a martial arts instructor really is.
But it also reminded me of a couple things:
#1. What a huge responsibility we have to kids who idolize and follow us as their instructors. We can lead these kids to huge successes in life.
#2. What a huge responsibility we have to be the absolute best we can be at what we do. The better we are, the more professional we are and the better job we can do for those who entrust us to guide them.
#3. How damn lucky we are to be in this great profession, and we should treasure every moment.
So…what are you doing to get better?
Ok, now I have to review the class plans for week, can’t wait to get to work!