Saturday, January 12, 2013


This is for all of you who have made it through hard times and come out on the other side better, yet scarred. It comes from a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt and the quote is often referred to as "The Man in the Arena"

"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."

Whatever is happening in your life, keep going. If you must fail, make sure it is after you have done everything. And then you will have the lessons to help you make it through the next time. 


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