The DEEL Reel – When the Going Gets Tough


In 1985 Billy Ocean released his song When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going and it was a hit (are you singing it yet?)!

Just in case you needed to hear it again.

Think about that saying “when the going gets tough” – you think Billy Ocean was talking about times like right now? Maybe this wasn’t what he was envisioning (how could he?), but I’d say things are pretty tough these days! There’s so much uncertainty about when things will get back to normal, what that normal will even look like, and what we should be doing in the meantime. 

And then, Billy Ocean says that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” – sounds like persisting to me. And persisting isn’t just for the “tough” it’s actually for anyone that finds themselves facing a dilemma; like you and me, right now facing COVID-19 and how it’s impacting our world.

In this video, we explore the what, why, and how of Persisting. 

To learn more about Habits of Mind and to access additional resources please visit The Institute for Habits of Mind

To learn more about Adaptive Schools Seminars and to access strategies and tools mentioned in the video please visit Thinking Collaborative

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