DARING GREATLY, by Brene Brown offers that how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Suggesting that we can't succeed in something in our life if we never let ourself be vulnerable enough to try and basically as the old saying goes, get our feet wet.
Dr. Brown then went on to quote Theodore Roosevelt in the first few pages. After reading his quote I literally had to read it again, and again. I hit me like a ton of words. Boom! So, dear readers, I would like you to get
"boomed" too. Ready?
From Theodore Roosevelt's speech "Citizenship in a Republic." 1910
"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.”
The above quote can be applied to so many aspects of my life. From learning yoga, and not your "mama's yoga," but DDP yoga, to saddling the horse, riding the horse, cooking a new recipe, repairing a fence, starting a class, training a dog, and letting myself be vulnerable to everything! You fill in your blanks above. This is your life, your one chance of grasping the world around you. What do you wish to accomplish?
So, let's dare greatly, let's get our hoof wet!
See the horse in the below photograph? Can you relate the image to the above? I certainly can!
Let's get into the arena!