Be the person that continues to fight: Be the man in the Arena.

Life is hard so they say, I have to agree. Things are unfair, I have to agree with that too. Some people just give up after a failure or some never even try.

 I encourage you to be the person that continues to fight: Be the man in the Arena.  The snippet below is from the speech that Theodore Roosevelt gave in April 1910.

But, I ask you if you give up or never even try how do you know how far you can go? How do you know through the process of everything you try and fail at, you don’t gain something more valuable?

The speech essentially about the man that continuously tries and continuously fails. But, never stops trying. He or she never stops working to get better or never stops working to improve. As I say to you. 

Be the person that continues to fight: Be the man in the Arena.

                 THE MAN IN THE ARENA

 

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

“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.”

So, It’s up to you. Be the person that continues to fight: Be the man in the Arena.

Finally who do you want to be? The person that never tries or the person that gives up? It’s up to you.
But, for me I am the man or lady in the Arena. I refuse to let the circumstances around me win.

Download complete speech below. 

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