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What Would Ted Lasso Do?

As we are firmly entrenched in a new school year, the words Ted Lasso utters, as he heads to England, to coach a sport he has no experience ring in my ears: Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong When I first heard him say this my initial reaction was "Who is this guy?! Has he ever ridden a horse? And what kind of false sense of entitlement do you have to have to think you can coach at high levels of soccer with no experience!" But, then I paused. And thought. That sense of discomfort is exactly what we need to grow. How often do I tell people: I try to take on a challenge each year that scares me - that makes me uncomfortable - that makes me push through to learn something new. At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, that horse-riding-challenge is exactly what we've been facing for the last year and a half as COVID has forced some pretty significant chang
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