Daring Greatly

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It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.  Luci Swindoll –“I married Adventure”

“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

Living a comfortable safe life, does not always extend my potential, or help me evolve into my true-self and purpose.  To live fully in life, means accepting uncomfortable challenges and walking into the arena to face my fears.

It is not an easy task by any means, but in this space, I will find my courage and my strength and it’s in this space, that I will find my true potential and passion in life.

22 thoughts on “Daring Greatly

  1. i like this encouragement, Karen
    as sometimes it seems
    daring to simply look
    at or say hello to someone else!
    other times there have been “courageous”, on my part
    acts that needed immediate response 🙂

  2. Sometimes we just need to jump, then we find out, we survive and grow and nothing bad was happening. Our build-in fear can drive us to much, sometimes we need to take the risk too.
    Great post, Karen 🙂

  3. My favorite quote ever, love TR. Here is one from me, from my most recent blog post.

    “It is impossible for another human being to see or feel the world, or the essence of life itself, exactly the way you do.”

    To dare greatly I think, is to believe no matter what happens and no matter how many times you fail, you were meant to be here doing exactly what you’re doing right now. Every second is an opportunity to invite in what matters to you or to change your path. Stay true to being uniquely you!

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