Daring Greatly-

Watching Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Dr Brene Brown on Super Soul Sunday, and having an ‘Aha!’ moment myself- this is it, this is why I need to keep writing; step up, own my words, my thoughts, my crazy brain, cos I can’t be the only one feeling this, thinking this, but being the one to step into the arena and say’ this is me, I know you feel the same’, to dare greatly to be vulnerable, and to relax into that joy!

‘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…’ quote- Roosevelt

Love to hear about your Daring Greatly!!!

Thanks for reading


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Writing, poetry, art and life in general
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4 Responses to Daring Greatly-

  1. Jeanne says:

    Love this Julie! I had a moment like that a few years ago when Carren Smith told the story of the football game and pointed out that the audience were all happy to sit there and yell out abuse, and cheer and offer advice, while the players were the ones in the game. That’s when I chose to “get in the game” and make my life different. Yes we do cop some flak, and there are always the nay sayers and people who put you down, but I’d rather live my life to the max than cower in the shadows of heroes. It feels amazing to dare greatly!

  2. My Dare Greatly moment was a couple of years ago when I wanted to write my first book. I thought who am I to write this book? Then I realised that who am I not to write this book? So I did 🙂

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