It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong
man stumbled, 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; who knows great enthusiasms, 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 timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to
me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than
education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than
appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude
we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... The only thing
we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you
didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and
imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship
flourishing and growing.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?