The Woman in the Arena
The Woman in the Arena - Teddy Roosevelt
"It is not the critic who counts; not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman 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 in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
I really love this quote and I come back to it time and time again!
In my own words... it reminds me to mind my damn biz and focus on what I am doing in my own arena.
And when I see others out there in social media-land, showing up, trying new things, imperfectly, I can really just give them kudos for putting themselves out there! Cuz that’s what I strive to do each day.
How are you showing up in your own arena today?