Yá’át’ééh! Welcome to the website of the Kayenta Unified School District. We are located in the Navajo Nation of Arizona, and we are very proud of our heritage. An old Navajo proverb tells us that we do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. It is our privilege and honor to be in the position to accompany our children on their journey to great heights and solid futures.
As you browse through our Internet home, we know you’ll catch our enthusiasm and appreciate our awesome past, present, and future. We believe that together we can accomplish great things!
Resolutions Give Way to the Future
January and the time for New Year’s Resolutions has come and gone. In a sense, making resolutions is helping us to predict the future. They are things we want to accomplish this next year that will help make our lives better. They are things that we want to do in the future. Many times our resolutions never materialize because we make them (or think them) and then do not follow up with any type of action to make them happen. How do we predict the future?
Abraham Lincoln perhaps gave us the best advice when he said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” We are the ones who carry our future in our own hands and cannot depend on others to make a future for us. Oftentimes something good will happen to us and people will tell us that we are certainly lucky. I disagree with most of this kind of thinking. My definition of luck is being prepared for an opportunity when it arises.
This seems to fit with what Lincoln was saying about creating our future. In order to be a starter on a sports team, you have to be prepared to be one of the best players. In order to earn a scholarship, you need to be prepared by learning as much as you can and as well as you can. We cannot just hope that good things will come our way; we have to create our lives so the future will be a success for whatever we want to have and become.
Creating our future will be much more effective than just hoping for something good!