I'm new to Brene Brown. If you haven't heard her speak here's her first Ted Talk that went viral. She's also on Netflix right now (The call to courage). Both are worth your time.
The reason for this particular post, however, is this Teddy Roosevelt quote, the one that Brown uses as the foundation for her recent work, the one she says changed her life.
"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..."