Theodore Roosevelt said that “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat“. John F. Kennedy echoed the feeling in his own words: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly“. Mother Teresa summarized it in her famous saying “Life is an adventure, dare it“. And before these great people, the latins long understood this philosophy illustrated by their famous saying “Fortes fortuna adiuvat” literally translating into “Fortune helps brave men” or “Fortuna Fortes” for short.
I’ve dared a lot in my life and it’s paid off more often than not. Daring to move overseas, daring to take complicated assignments, daring to complete an Ironman and many many more. As I have grown in experience I have found the journey to capture my many passions while balancing the complex aspects of our lives fascinating and it is this journey that dare and balance that continues to drive me.