As I start this new year, I want to begin with my favorite quote from Teddy Roosevelt. None of us want to live in the "Gray Twilight" of life. Without vision we all end up lost and wandering through life, feeling defeated and accomplishing very little. So, get a vision for your life and dare to see it through to the end. Start 2016 with passion and let this quote inspire you to dare mighty things this year, to say "No!" to the gray twilight of life and start living in the bright lights of the arena.
Thank you for joining me this year as I write about faith, family, and leadership.
Thank you Brene Brown for writing an amazing book that introduced me to this quote.
"It is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.
The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."