Teddy on “Getting In The Game”

Happy Monday!

Today is Victoria Day in Canada and I’m taking the day off to enjoy time with my wife and family, but I wanted to share a little something with you that I found over the weekend.

The other day I made a post about the importance of being “in the game.” Check it out if you missed it.

I stumbled onto this paragraph from Theodore Roosevelt. It reminds me a lot of the point I was trying to make. Teddy just has a way of saying it more eloquently.

It’s ALL about showing up and getting into the game.

These are words to live by.

“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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 knew neither victory nor defeat.

– Theodore Roosevelt”

via Howard Mann