It all suddenly made sense.
He said, “A moment that clearly defined what purpose meant to me was when I first started teaching… I don’t mean to teach people skills… but to get people to believe in themselves...”
Self-belief, a concept that gives you the confidence to overcome any obstacle that’s put in front of you.
Self-belief, a concept that develops from understanding your own abilities.
He continued by saying, “I had students who I worked my butt off to create these great lessons for, and I don’t think they always walked away understanding what I tried to get them to do. But, then I would get an email back from them, a year, two, three later or a Facebook message… and they’ll share these stories of where they’re struggling in their life… and they’ll say, ‘Mr. Guay, I just wanted to reach out to you… I’m realizing who are the people that helped me realize my greatness… the things that I could do… who pushed me to be a better version of myself… and I think of you”
As Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”