Dare Greatly

During our recent move, I was going through some papers and found this fragment with a quote from Teddy Roosevelt.

I remember clipping it a long time ago and was pleasantly surprised to find it again.

Here's to you all entrepreneurs, start-ups, self-employed workers, and creative trail-blazers.

DARE GREATLY - It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done 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; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends [himself of herself] in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if [he or she] fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that [his or her] place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

by Theodore Roosevelt

Now go get 'em on this fine Tuesday morning!