This is Ligonier's friendly neighborhood blog and an attempt to recapture our lively opinionated debates in a free speech zone.

Please join our conversations. Contributors welcome.


claysh@gmail.com

Monday, July 20, 2015

Daring greatly...

“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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”--Teddy Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne in Paris, April 23, 1910

From one of Brene Brown's TED Talks. Listen to them both, in order:

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability 

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame