If you choose to dare greatly, you can be sure you will meet cynicism and a whole lot of criticism. Sometimes there is important feedback in criticism, but what we don’t want to do is over identify with what the critics are saying. Choosing to be seen, truly seen, takes some serious courage. In my experience, there is not a better feeling than waking up every morning knowing I have the courage to show up in the arena of life. Theodore Roosevelt once said:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man/woman who points out how strong the man/woman stumbles, or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man/woman who is actually in the arena…” Theodore Roosevelt
There was much more to this famous speech, but I believe you get the gist of it.
Show up my friends.