Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Monday and it's time for...Borrowed Words

Today I am posting something that many people are very familiar with. But some might not be and I think it's important to concentrate on what makes a true winner in life. At least it is to me, especially when there are days when one might go one thinking how we failed at something or didn't quite get he results we'd like. In such circumstances it is wise to be reminded by people better than us that we're not failures at all as long as we try. I give you words borrowed from Theodore Roosevelt:

"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."