To Dare Greatly

It is not the critic who counts… not the one who points out how the strong stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena… the one whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and who spends him or herself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if failing, at least fails while daring greatly so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat…. Theodore Roosevelt