Mindful Monday from Dr. Barbara Walker



Mindful Mondays



There are times we are going to fail.  Sometimes, despite all the preparation and doing all the things 'right', we still may come up short.  I know we don't want to hear that we learn more from reflecting on our 'failings', or when things don't go as planned, but we do.  



“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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat”.  

-  Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910.




 Sitting on the sidelines of life, bowing out because of the fear or pain of potentially failing again, or not even giving it a go in the first place - that's failure - failing yourself.  


Get back into the arena, push yourself beyond your comfort zone again and again, no matter what it is, find your true potential, mindfully, with grit, consistent perseverance, and tenacity.  

This is where you will find success, no matter what the score. 

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