Bobby Petrocelli gave a high-energy talk tonight at Woodstock North High School at the end of a long day. But you never would have known about his long day from the pace and power of his talk.
Earlier today he spoke at Woodstock High School and this afternoon he gave two presentations at Woodstock North. I guessed the audience to be about 70-90, including many students who returned to hear him again.
At least one student brought a fellow student who had been absent from school today, insisting that her friend "had" to hear Bobby and meet him.
Key sentences and ideas tonight were:
"What you put your time into, is what you'll be successful at."
1. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
2. Offense is inevitable; forgiving is optional.
3. change is inevitable; growth is optional.
"How you respond to the mistakes you make in this game (life), will determine how you play the rest of the game."
District 200 is providing some great programs this year for students (special ed and regular ed)and parents. Watch for upcoming programs and attend them. Spend an evening with your kids, away from the TV and away from videogames.
You (and they) will be glad you did.