Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year's Resolution

Here is my new year's resolution:

I will try to be less of a critic and more of a doer. This will be hard for me because I've realize how very very critical I am. And how scared sometimes of trying certain things. But for such a student of history, I can't believe I've forgotten this quote by Teddy Roosevelt (which really hit home for me).

“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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