Jan 29 2014
Have you ever tried sharing your new and different idea with people?
If you have, criticism is something you must have experienced. One of the worst parts of criticism is when you have to live with these same critics everyday. For many people, continuous criticism makes them give up. The few who move forward to success are powerful sources of inspiration.
This quote by Theodore Roosevelt will spur you to continue striving in the midst of critics.
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.
Like Nations’ Cup Winning Coach, Stephen Keshi, who tried something entirely new and different last year with the Super Eagles, don’t fear the new and different. Have the courage to pursue your goals. Soon, your story could also be told.