This quote has been my mantra lately--"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena . . . if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." I recently added life-mapping workshops to my coaching practice, and though it is truly one of my passions, has required me to "dare greatly."
1) reaching out to people to attend the workshop = not fun = daring greatly
2) creating a FB event page = not fun = daring greatly
3) marketing workshop on FB, email, and text with possibility of minimal attendance = not fun = daring greatly
Now, please don't feel sorry for me. By the grace of God, the workshop went beautifully. However, I'm a hard core introvert and there were no guarantees--I constantly had to remind myself that "if I failed, at least I dared greatly." This was my standard, my mantra, my focus. I needed to know that in the end, regardless of the end result, that I had done everything I could. So, my question to those of you trying to live creative lives, those of you who are pursuing your dreams--have you dared greatly?
One committed to processing truth, finding light in the darkness, savoring the simple, and living fully.