“ 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 woman/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 herself/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…” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
“We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen.” @brenebrown
And so it is my friends, I’m dating greatly these days, and we all are.