Brene & Teddy: Daring Greatly

· Transformation
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 If we want to change the world, typically we need to transform ourselves first. To be the best version of ourselves. For the world to want to lean in and change with us.  

“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.”  

~ “The Man in the Arena” by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt 

Brene Brown used this quote as the intro to her bestseller Daring Greatly. Here is a link to her Ted Talk that’s viewed 54 million times, making her the 4th most popular. A few key points to motivate watching: 

  • Connection

Gives purpose and meaning to our lives. Without connecting, we can’t get others engaged to help change the world. We need people to want to ‘Lean In’. 

  • Vulnerability

In order for connection to happen, we need to be vulnerable enough to be seen. Really seen. 

  • Several key attributes of the most successful

The Courage to be imperfect. The Compassion to be kind to themselves first. And then to others. Connection comes from authenticity. Being ourselves. 

  • Vulnerability

They believed what made them vulnerable, also made them amazing. They had the willingness to Dare Greatly. Do you?   

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