In an era when expectations are getting more mediocre and softer, I’ve come to the conclusion that average might just be success in a different light. That is, when I’m talking about my son who has dyslexia.
We can all talk about how we want our kids to grow up to be successful. After watching the Netflix documentary on the college admissions scandal it’s easy to see how hungry people are for success and prestige and the clout that comes with going to a highly ranked college.
For my son success comes in the form of confidence and the bonus clout for him, at least with me is to come out average on the testing that he will no-doubtedly receive every few years as we travel through his dyslexia journey.
The post I wrote, What does a winning mindset look like to you? suggests you to say these statements today and see what you can come up with:
- I can…
- I will…
- I am…
For my son I wish him to say:
- I can read this.
- I will read this.
- I am a confident reader.
If you notice this has nothing to do with grade level or frequency or even grades for his scores.
For us: Average might just be success in a different light.