Even if we help everyone accomplish the goal, we might have still failed. If we never asked them if that was the goal that mattered to them, we still missed the mark.
Maybe everyone got an A on the test, but someone missed their tennis match to take the test. Someone said “no” to visiting their grandma to study. Someone confused their self worth with their score on an assessment.
Yes, we should support all kids in reaching goals, but we should first seek for them to define theirgoals.