(WO)MAN IN THE ARENA SPEECH
“It is not the critic who counts; not the woman* who points out how the strong woman* stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman* 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 [herself] in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if [she] fails, at least [she] fails daring greatly, so that [her] place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
*man changed to woman
*man changed to woman
Daring women are women in the “arena” daring to live their best lives. We are working on living authentically and practicing the 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living by Brené Brown. We highly recommend that you read the book “Daring Greatly” to get a more in-depth idea about these concepts, but here are the basics:
We strive to be supportive, compassionate and empathic with one another as we go through the trials and tribulations of life. If you are not interested in getting in the “arena” and being real, this is not the group for you.
Daring Women is not a therapy group nor is it a networking group, although self-growth and connection is a byproduct of it.
Come check it out for yourself!
Cultivating Authenticity; Letting Go of What People Think.
Cultivating Self-Compassion; Letting Go of Perfectionism.
Cultivating a Resilient Spirit; Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness.
Cultivating Gratitude and Joy; Letting of scarcity and fear of the dark
Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith; letting go of the need for certainty.
Cultivating Creativity; letting go of comparison
Cultivating Play and Rest; letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.
Cultivating Calm and Still; letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle.
Cultivating Meaningful Work; letting go of self-doubt and “supposed to.”
Cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance; letting go of being cool and always in control.