Dare greatly, man in the arena. #quote #book #brave

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…

Daring Greatly. Exactly.

Tonight I will begin to read Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown. Jill at Maggie May’s DIY ideas for everyday reminded me in the Constructive Criticism That Helps comments about this book, that had been sitting on my bookshelf unread for too long. I’m eager to get started.

Have you read Daring Greatly? Would you like to join me in a book discussion? What books are you reading? Are you in the arena? Are critics in your way? How are you daring greatly?

All the best ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc

15 thoughts on “Dare greatly, man in the arena. #quote #book #brave

  1. funny you posted this…the past two days I’ve been thinking about fear and vulnerability (and all that good stuff 🙂 ) I’d love to do a book discussion on this! I better go check it out from the library again for a refresher!! ha

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  2. Girlfriend….I am daring greatly in huge way! I’ve got my share of critics, who doesn’t? Who cares? More, importantly, got my fans, cheering me on, telling me I can, and I will win! I’d love to read this and discuss…anything to make the process easier.

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    • I’m ringing my cowbell here! You simply can’t waste time on critics, those who don’t want our best, those who should be dealing with your own stuff. Time is precious. We need to give it to our highest priorities! Thanks for joining in the conversation, Joalyce ❤


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