Obstacles are all around us. They want to knock us flat on our backs and keep us from being our best selves. But inside all of us is a light that when ignited propels us through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We welcome you to take the No Barriers pledge by filling out the pledge form.
I pledge to live a No Barriers Life. In doing so, I am promising to harness adversity, break through my personal barriers and create a life of purpose and impact. I will always remember that regardless of our abilities, we all have some type of barrier in our lives and that no matter what barriers I face, what’s within me is stronger than what’s in my way.
No Barriers Pledge Examples for Students
We are often asked, “What makes a good No Barriers Pledge?” Good pledges are specific, actionable, and meaningful. Here is an example of a pledge that misses the mark:
“I want to be a better sibling.”
So, how can we make that better? Here is a revised, tightened version:
“I want to spend one hour each week playing soccer with my brother, because that is his favorite sport.”
Weak: “I want to become a professional dancer.”
Strong: “To achieve my goal of becoming a professional dancer, I will join my school’s dance club, and sign up for private lessons to work on my technique.”
By refining the students’ pledge goals, you can help them be more accountable and focused on the outcomes of their pledges.