I can’t make all the difference I want to in my job. At least, I can’t always do it with a positive viewpoint. There is enough reality in my life to know that I can’t affect all the change I want to because it is, simply put, impossible. From getting students to see their best possible options to leading teachers into doing what’s best for kids – it’s all a moment by moment career. But, aren’t they all?

So in your jobs and your daily dealings with people I must ask: how do you get through without feeling entirely weary? How do you get up, wash your face, eat your Wheaties, and make it through another day when you don’t see the positive changes you had hoped to make an impact on when the hubris of your youth was your driving force?

I really want to know.