As the NYCIDY Games begin, your journey is coming to an end. This experience, whether it was all you thought it would be or not, is concluding.

This summer you’ve explored yourself and identified how your needs lead to the principles you live by, and about how those needs and principles are what drives your interests. By those interests, you are motivated. And by those motivations, you form your habits.

You wrote a personal Why Statement. You came to understand how you deal with conflict. And lastly, you got some more experience working on a team.

So what’s next for you?

What are you going to do with all this stuff now?

It will be some time, in both reflection and in having other experiences, before you completely digest everything you have done.  So trying to wrap all this up by just asking you to write down what you have learned is not how we want you to take your next steps.

We want you to plot a course and plan what you intend to do next.

With that in mind, let’s do one more thing together.

This last step will be for you to take some time to make some decisions on how you will take care of yourself moving forward.

First,as always do your….

Breath and Body Check

Remember good humans – the one thing that will always help you begin to focus on what you can control is your breath.

After you breath, spend a few minutes journaling, or using flipgrid, or just the voice recorder on your phone to get your thoughts out of your head.

Next watch these two videos

Your Final Step: In your final Proaction Plan identify how you will continue to sharpen your saw. Look at what is moving in you one more time and make some promises to yourself.

  • How will you address your mind, body, heart, and soul?
  • What new things will you try?
  • How did you build your rock this summer?
  • How does your Why Statement make you feel now?


What this Video Now!

What we wish for you to always remember is that, as the great Persian Poet Rumi says, “you are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in the drop.”

And we together are the tide.