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Daring Greatly – In The Arena

If you haven’t read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown … well why the heck not? I’m slowly making my way through it, sometimes reading chapters more than once, so that I can apply her brilliant teachings to my life in every way possible.

The book starts out with this ….

The phrase Daring Greatly is from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech,Citizenship in a Republic. This is the passage that made the speech famous:

“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 them 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, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly . . .”

… reading that could NOT have come at a better time for me.

2017 UPDATE … I’m reading this wonderful book AGAIN !!!

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