Victory or Defeat?

Lisa Rice wrote this.

Zig Ziglar, one of my favorite motivational speakers once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”

If you’re like me, you set goals for yourself. Some might be professional. Others of a personal nature. Either way, essentially each intention can usually be accomplished through a series of simple choices made on a regular basis.

I love the video below because it perfectly displays this snippet from Theodore Roosevelt’s “Citizens in a Republic” speech affixed to our refrigerator door:

“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 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 knew neither victory nor defeat.”

So…what are you waiting for?

2 Comments for Victory or Defeat?

  1. Kurt Feldner Says:

    Wow, great blog entry, and what an incredible video! That really gets my day (and) year started in the right way. I ended up sharing it on my business Facebook page…perhaps it was inspire others as well! Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  2. Lisa Rice Says:

    Glad you liked it, Kurt! We all need a kick start once in a while.

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