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Daring Greatly — Daring to Fail

I woke up this morning and found my favorite Theodore Roosevelt quote, shown below.  If you are feeling frustrated, intimidated, or afraid to get into the arena and face your fears, this one is for you…

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

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  1. Pat Pope #

    I had never seen this before but I plan to copy and save it. Thanks!

    August 23, 2013

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