“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah Winfrey
Courage. Embarrassment. Humiliation. Perseverance. Responsibility. Success These aren’t just pretty words.
Eleanor Roosevelt said you must do, every day, the one thing you fear to do. Wow. It’s a tall order, but what do we have to do that’s more important than growing through our limitations? You know what the alternative is to living, to growing…and we’ll all be six feet under soon enough.
So why not try? And fail. And try again and do better. Take responsibility for all of it. Learn from those “character-building” moments and feel the empowerment that comes from success. Sure, failure is embarrassing and hard on the ol’ self-esteem, at least temporarily.
But here’s the thing: You don’t just get to own the bumbling, humiliating missteps. You also get to own your moment at the finish line, heart pounding, crowds roaring, a smile on your face—and a joy in your soul that you’ll remember forever.