I have a saying: Two eyes are always better than two heels. If I want to teach you something, I need you to give me your eyes and your attention. If you’re looking out the window and staring at the people walking on the sidewalk or the cars going by on the street, all the information I am teaching you will go in one ear and out the other. But if you have your eyes on me, there’s a chance that what I’m telling you is going to sink into your head. Have you ever worked with a horse and came back the next day to repeat the lesson and the horse acted like he didn’t remember a single thing? It’s like the lesson never even took place? That’s because you didn’t truly have the horse’s attention and respect. When you don’t have a horse’s respect, he doesn’t remember anything you teach him. On the other hand, the more respect he gives you, the more he’ll remember. It’s that simple. You could be the greatest school teacher in the world, but if your students aren’t giving you their attention or their respect, none of the information you teach is going to sink in.
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