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[56] Are You In the Arena?

We all know the path we choose is not always the easiest but it is what we are passionate about. Striving for success through thick and thin is the only way to reach your goal.

If you are in the arena, fighting the obstacles that come your way and celebrating each obstacle that you overcome then you will have a rich and wholesome journey. If you fail at this you will succeed at something else.

So, if you need a little inspiration or a boost of confidence, this episode can help you.


Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • Are you in the arena?
  • Are you daring greatly?
  • Are you the one in there, blood sweat and tears working hard, trying even if you fail?
  • ‘Whether you succeed or fail is, in the long run, almost irrelevant.’ {Jess}
  • Remember that failing is OK as long as you keep striving.
  • It is only the people who are in the arena, the people who are striving, who are overcoming pain and obstacles who will succeed.
  • Don’t ever listen to naysayers.
  • ‘Whatever the obstacle you are dealing with, turn it into a monster and fight it.’ {Jess}
  • Be proud of every obstacle you overcome.

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I am a textile designer and weaver living in beautiful Tasmania. I also run a small business supporting independent makers and artists run creative workshops teaching my weaving. I come from a creative family so it felt very natural for me to pursue a creative career.

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