“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while DARING GREATLY, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I love this quote from Theodore Roosevelt. It’s a blaring reminder that no matter how many times you fail or stumble the key is to be in the arena, show up and dare greatly, be brave!
I highly recommend reading Brene Brown’s best selling book Daring Greatly named after this quote. So many great insights! She was also on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this past weekend. (Part 2 airs this Sunday). View the first episode here:
She also has a great Ted talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o