Tuesday, July 20, 2004

To all of those struggling or frustrated

I've read some heartfelt posts by those among us who have been injured, or too busy, or too frustrated, or are just working through something. I've received lots of encouragement and positive thoughts from all of you in the blogosphere, so I wanted to repay the favor with one of the most motivitational and inspirational quotes I've ever read. I hope it will have the same affect you you that it has has on me. Remember, at least we are in the arena:

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiams, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at 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 or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
Paris Sorbonne, 1910