Quick Thought: An Intentionally Vicarious Role Model

By September 17, 2018Think!
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“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.”

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Theodore Roosevelt
4/23/1910

Doesn’t matter how many times I read this one. It always stirs things up inside me. How many times a week do you read, hear or see some politician, pundit or business blowhard with scant credibility spouting off about something or another? How many times have you, with scant credibility, spouted off about something or another? (Side note:  Ooooops, I guess I might be guilty as charged…)

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1905, USA — 1905-Head and shoulders portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt wearing a suit and spectacles. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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