07: A Love Letter to the Betrayers – Haters

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, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

It doesn’t matter what you did, or what you do. Some people will hate your authenticity. Some people will hate your mask.

Just try not to hate yourself.

1 thought on “07: A Love Letter to the Betrayers – Haters

  1. That’s crazy weird, I just heard this same quote today while I was listening to Brene Brown’s Ted Talk. Brene said that Guilt is: “Something I did bad” versus Shame is: “I am bad” .

    I must be meant to hear this twice. I think I need to be “seen” all parts of me. Veneer…Authenticity….Just Not to stand in the shame anymore.

    Thanks for this