The Man in the Arena

30 12 2011

While visiting my parents home last week I looked at some old stuff that previously hung up in my room.  Next to some of my wrestling pictures was a quote that I had printed off and hung up on the wall.  It was a quote that my coach gave me and inspired me through that time.  I was glad to find it and thing it will again inspire me and hopefully others.  It reminds me how special it is to be a part of the action of competition:

”  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.  ”

– Theodore Roosevelt




One response

31 12 2011
Brian Mears


Today is the first day I learned of your blog. Ironically, your posting contained a quote that has served as a source of inspiration to me over the last 20 years. I found an artists to create a print with Roosevelt;s quote and hung it in my office. Many people had inquired about the piece I decided to see if I could market the product. I started a website, and was wondering if you would be willing to link to the site from your posting?

Best of luck to you.


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