Teddy Roosevelt – To the Man in the Arena
Daily quote and Reflection: “It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled 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 knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Reflection: This poem by Teddy Roosevelt challenges us to “walk the talk” and be a person of commitment and action. It says to me that it is okay to dream and have visions for the future but don’t just be a dreaner. Be bold enough to take risks and enjoy this ride called life.
Action Assignment: Identify one dream you have never acted on and make a resolution to get started on it next year. Good Luck