Monday, November 4, 2013

Elbow Rocket! Theodore Roosevelt, Jr

We throw around the term, The Man, a lot but it really applies to one Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.  A sickly kid growing up, The Roose would live a robust life that saw him become a nature expert, soldier, author, politician, President, reformer and Nobel Prize Winner among much more.  Oh and one time, he got shot before going on stage to deliver a speech but persevered through.  So whenever you're feeling down on yourself or things aren't going the way you want, take a few minutes and read up on this guy and remember, it's all out there, you just have to take it.  Over the top.

“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.”

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