I live in St. Louis. We are not afraid to host a parade, we've done it a lot lately in honor of the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's an image from the 2011 World series parade:
I was listening to the latest edition of the EntreLeadership podcast when Dave Ramsey said something that made perfect sense.
Here's the episode link: https://www.entreleadership.com/podcasts/les-parrotthow-conflict-can-help-you-wi, Dave's interview starts 24 minutes into the podcast.
If you aren't planning to win, you're planning to fail. If you're not planning the celebration, will you set yourself up for a win?
Dave's exact quote:
"You don't schedule a loss, you schedule a win"
I'm working on our school's Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and couldn't help but think about that statement.
Sure we have a goal, a scale for measurement, and action steps to accomplish the goal, but do we have a date for the celebration? How will we celebrate?
Whenever you start a task, a goal, an assignment, a unit, a season, a game, think about this and plan for it: How will we celebrate?