Daring Greatly in 2014

Townsend continues to draw inspiration from the de facto theme for 2014, Daring Greatly.  

President of Townsend Leather, Jared Eckler, shared Brene Brown’s, Daring Greatly, book and sentiments from it with Townsend partners at the beginning of this year and we are still drawing lessons and learning from it.  Brene Brown Daring Greatly

The book draws inspiration in title and content from a famous quote of Theodore Roosevelt.  Where he speaks of the power in failure, and the understanding that daring to do, daring to try, daring to act – is more powerful than standing by and waiting.

Jared shared the quote and these words as an opening for our 2014 calendar,

As we begin 2014 in these still uncertain times, I am moved by a Theodore Roosevelt quote that inspired the title for Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly.

 “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

I think we can all find inspiration in this message as we toil courageously in the year ahead, take creative risks, consider and try out new possibilities and endeavor each day to work passionately to our fullest potential.

To all of Townsend’s Partners:  our employees, our customers, our suppliers:

Let us all know in 2014 the triumph of high achievement, and together, let’s Dare Greatly.

Jared Eckler

We are proud to be such a strong team at Townsend, of great-makers, of do-ers, of dare-ers.

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