I was not feeling motivated this Monday. Usually I like to look for videos or talks that gave me a boost of inspiration or insight; something I can full-heartedly pass along. Monday, and the few days prior, did not contain any of those videos or talks.
I felt guilty for missing a Motivational Monday post, even if it is one of the less read posts, I know a few of you out there really enjoy it and look forward to it. I hope you’ll forgive my tardiness and, with an apology, I’d like to dedicate this Motivational Monday to you…
No video or TED Talk today, simply a beautiful quote from Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man In The Arena” speech delivered in 1910. May you never stop daring greatly, my Friends.
“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.”