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So Alive Inside!

Issue 11


Dare Mighty Things

"In the battle of life, it is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends oneself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he or she fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt                     

This is one of my most favorite quotes. I was first taken with this quote years ago as a University student working 100% commission sales during the summers. I kept this quote posted on my wall to remind myself that all the challenges I faced on a daily basis in this intense yet exciting business would be well worth the effort. Turns out, every summer was a successful one and this quote played a significant role in keeping me focused while I was in the arena.

I have recently been thinking about this quote a lot and wanted to share it with you.

You might find it handy to print this wonderful and challenging quote and post it on your wall for the month of September. Reflect on it, challenge yourself to get into the arena (whatever that may be for you) if you are not already there. And if you are there, read it often to stay motivated to stay there.

Recent Happenings

First of all, there are a few changes I would like to announce with the So Alive Inside newsletter. Currently, So Alive Inside is a monthly publication but as of September 1st it will be changing to a bimonthly (every two months) newsletter. Articles will be posted to the "Articles" section of Barb Elyett.com as they come available so feel free to browse the site in the interim for new articles. You may also occasionally be updated with special announcements or news throughout the two month period by receiving a quick email from Barb Elyett.com.

I recently performed a concert at the Gospel Music Mountain Festival in northern BC. It was great being able to take my music and message to the people there. The scenery was amazing and had "BC" written all over it. The people were inviting, warm, and hungry for music that would feed the deeper part of them. Attendance as well as the weather was excellent throughout the entire event. It is always such a blessing to take my music to those who have ears to listen. There is nothing like sharing the inspiring, uplifting, and hope-filled message of the gospel through music!

Things are progressing at a happy pace with products that will soon be available at Barb Elyett.com. For more information on what is coming or to pre-order please contact us.