Have you ever had a crazy idea, something you were afraid to pursue because it wasn't guaranteed to succeed? Do you have dreams, but they're outside your comfort zone?
In the past, I was hesitant to write articles and manuscripts for publication, submit conference presentation proposals, and change my role within my building, but this year I have purposefully stepped out of my comfort zone. It's easy to stick with what's comfortable, but I knew there was a lot of growing and learning that I was missing out on. I began reading about Moonshot Thinking and decided to make a list of Moonshot Dreams. As my list grew, I realized that I had been holding myself back, and knew I had two choices: 1) continue the path I was on, or 2) make a change.
I chose option two.
Since making that decision, I have drafted and submitted articles to a variety of educational organizations as well as posting regularly on this blog. I've also presented at four local and state conferences, and am working on another manuscript. I've even been accepted to present at two national conferences this summer, and am currently deciding which I will commit to. While those are all successful moonshots, my biggest moonshot to date has been stepping out of my classroom teaching position and becoming our building's Instructional Coach.
Stepping out of my comfort zone has been difficult, I know these challenges and risks are pushing me to grow.
What's your Moonshot, and what's keeping you from achieving it?