Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Man In The Arena.

This is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt that has inspired me many times when I feel like giving up. What at times feels like failure, I know in my heart isn't because the effort I put into every situation. The pride I feel in every fiber of my body for never giving up on something or someone. I'd rather have failed and fail many more times than not even have tried and given it the BEST that lies in me. I hope it inspires many of you too.

"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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

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