Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daring Greatly

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
...believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path."  

This is an excerpt from a speech given by Steve Jobs.  The first time heard it, it resonated with me.  Lately I have been drawn to it again.  I know within my heart that I am moving in the right direction yet there are times that those little voices seem to be overwhelming and  trying to knock me off my creative path.  I've been here before, as I'm sure you have, too.  I am, as my Mom use to say, "stubborn as an ole mule", so there is no changing my course.  I'm sharing how I feel because I have been reading a book by Brene Brown titled Daring Greatly.   She speaks about shame and how it can haunt us.  One of the essential ways to loosen the grip and affects it has on us is to talk about it.  Well... that is what I am doing here, today.  Nuff said!  -  Thanks for listening!


  1. Good for you! Keep truck'n on friend!

  2. Maybe there is something in the air...

    I have this book, and am reading it again because I had an experience of shame at the beginning of this week. I'm still reeling from it, but doing better.

    There is nothing, Nothing more valuable that having a close friend you can trust completely in times when we have experienced shame. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a couple of dear friends who have heard my story this week. And it helps so much to let it out.

    I'm thinking of you, dear friend, and feeling your pain. Please remember how much you are loved. You know how to get in touch with me.



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