Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm feeling moved...

Have any of you been able to catch Katie Couric's new daytime show?  I've never really paid much attention to Katie Couric but I came across her show the last few days.  On Tuesday her guest was Aimee Copeland.  I'm sure you've heard of her. The girl her lost both hands and a leg to some rare flesh eating disease.  What an incredible story.  This girl has lost so much but WOW she seemed content even in her circumstances and is so brave and is going to do great things with her life and the lives of others. 

Well, yesterday's show was a good one!! Her guest was a woman by the name Brene Brown.  I have never heard of this woman but supposedly she's pretty popular.  She recently wrote a book which I am going to purchase called Daring Greatly.  I really enjoyed listening to her talk.  This women has a PH.D in pretty much the topics of vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.  She's research these feelings in people for years! I guess it hits home to everyone when you talk about being vulnerable at some point or just plain scared.  Maybe that's why people love this lady.  

What really got me was when Brene Brown stated a quote from Theodore Roosevelt's, The Man in the Arena.  Should I have known about this famous part of this Presidents speech?  Print it out! Put it someone you can see it daily! It is so good and I think everyone can take something huge out of it.  Here it is.

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, and 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 the 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 know neither victory nor defeat.

I LOVE THIS!!  Gives me chills!  It's okay to FAIL!!  At least you are in the arena, right?!! So what if you fail! It's okay to put yourself out be vulnerable.  Brene says you can be vulnerable and be brave!! Get those goals and dreams and desires and go for it! Do what you have to get them checked off your list and living them.  Dream BIG! Step out there! Would't you rather fail then never have tried at all?! Gosh, I would! 

"What's worth doing even if I fail?"-Brene Brown


  1. Love this Linny. I'm printing this a putting on my mirror in the bathroom..I put everything I want to see regularly on my mirror..I love you and thank you for encouraging me.

  2. Anytime momma. You are an encouragement to me as well.