Thursday, August 21, 2014

Step in the arena and say yes to life!

"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, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

I am currently re-reading Brene Brown's book, The Power of Vulnerability (a MUST read for all), and she mentions this piece in her book. Such a moving and inspiring piece of writing. Step in to the arena of life without fear of failure, for if we don't dare greatly we will never know success nor passion in life. I step in to life each day reminding myself to be vulnerable and to be authentic in the way I present myself to others. Of course it is fearful to step out and show your authentic you, but once you do life becomes passionate and joyful, and you are stronger because of it. People want to see the authentic you, that is the person that shows passion, and empathy and so much love. Be you, dare to be authentic each day, Dare to live greatly! Namaste :)

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