Do you ever have times where you feel your work or pursuits are failing or are not recognized and you want to give up? I think we all get into times where this haunts us and I would love to be able to provide my own words of great wisdom but I have chosen instead to defer to Theodore Roosevelt on this one. Here are words to put somewhere so that whenever you feel unrecognized or failing, you can read them, and as Teddy puts it, dare greatly.
“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.” – Theodore Roosevelt