Everyone has moments of hesitation, and we all have our moments of self-doubt, but we should not succumb to our timidity and live a life of regret or in perpetual what-ifs. It’s time to kick fear in the face, shove a sock in judgment’s mouth, and unlock your true potential. You can accomplish whatever you set your heart and mind to. At any time you need that extra push, whether it be to start something new, triumph over hardship, chase a dream, or achieve what no one believes you can accomplish, look to these words to ignite profound motivation within.
Let’s dare to be great.
“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 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
either know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt