Daring Greatly

11393252_826652987403300_3421475284413658862_nThis is IT*

The following piece of text leaves me speechless and with tears in my eyes, literally. It´s not a secret I admire admirable people and it´s not secret either that I define “admirable people” by the courage and integrity of their actions.

Daring Greatly is the title of a book I´m reading (from Brené Brown) and it resumes what I believe in life. Life is divided between the DOers and the CRITICS. I´ll de damned if I ever fall in the mediocrity of the second.

Greatness is not a matter of circumstance but of ATTITUDE, I´ve always said and will keep saying.

Now enjoy:

“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.”

Part from Theodore Roosevelt speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (aka “The Man in the Arena”), delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 19101458420_686249191406633_1595514832_n

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