“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 at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt
If you have never heard of Brene´ Brown get ready to have your eyes opened. She is a brilliant social worker and researcher that helps to bring an understanding to our defenses and how we choose to engage with the world around us so we can evolve emotionally.
In her book Daring Greatly, Brene´ shines a light on the what it means to be vulnerable and it's importance of embracing it if we are going to be engaged in our lives and live whole heartedly. It's when we fear failure and in turn protect ourselves or our children from it, we stifle the most valuable opportunities for growth. Watch her Ted Talk for a peak or order the book, grab a highlighter and get ready to grow.