Newsletter, March 2018

Spring is in the air. How will YOU grow?

I love daylight saving time. It means we made it through the dark winter of 2018. And it means that spring is almost here, the season of change and growth.

Which brings me to that Theodore Roosevelt quote I referenced in this email subject line. Here’s what our 26th President said about the importance of living life with intention and daring yourself to keep growing:

“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; 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…”

Wow. Daring Greatly. It’s what happens when we try something new. When we risk being vulnerable. And when we open ourselves to failure in our quest for success. Daring greatly is how we keep our lives interesting and how we keep ourselves growing. I hope to dare greatly as long as I’m around.

In a stellar interview with the one-and-only Oprah, author Brené Brown discusses how vulnerability is what we must embrace in order to dare greatly and achieve joy. A link to this fascinating conversation is below.

As we move into the brighter, warmer days of spring, how will you commit to daring greatly in your quest for a joyful life?



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