Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Failure and Disappointment
I reject this poster. No matter how bad today has been. And it's been bad.
The lesson I'm determined to learn is from Teddy Roosevelt, (compliments of Brian Johnson's blog where I was able to find the exact wording) : "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....who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."