Are you on the crowd everytime? Why arena are you in? Surely you’re not a spectator when it comes to everything.
Teddy had it right, in the end it’s not the critic who matters. It’s the warrior that is in the arena, the one doing the work, the one sweating it out – that’s the one that matters. This quote is about our great republic, to give I context, but we all can identify.
“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 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.”
Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)
Mattofact: If you want something great, you have to risk something great.