Sunday, January 05, 2014

Enter 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.”
- "The Man in the Arena" by Theodore Roosevelt

I posted this quote on Facebook yesterday ... and thought it deserved to be posted here too. I'm not sure where I found this quote but I love it.

I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions subscribing instead to a certain Jedi Master's wise words ...
"Do or do not. There is no try." 
I get the New Year = New You idea but, to be honest, every day is a new day.

However, these words that are attributed to Theodore Roosevelt will become my mantra ... I will enter the arena and I will strive valiantly in 2014 ... I will do what I intend to do and will do it with my all. I will not sit back and think of what could have been ... at least not without giving it a good go first.

Here's to 2014 ... may I enter the arena and may I give it my best.

Tx

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