“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
This a quote used a lot in “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown.
She uses this quote as a centerpiece to her idea that daring greatly by being vulnerable is the key to living a wholehearted life.
What pops into your head when you read this quote?
A conversation you need to have with someone?
A bad habit that needs to be kicked to the curb?
A new habit that needs your focus?
Find a way to dare greatly today.
Make it a great day.