The Journey is…defeat.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, 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 short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.-Theodore Roosevelt
When reading this quote, I think of my own worst critic…ME!
I consistently remind myself of my own shortcomings & failures.
This is what I will think instead:
Every person alive will experience moments of defeat.
Defeat is simply part of the Journey.
After the defeat,
Be proud of yourself for getting in the game in the first place!
Give yourself some credit…
The mere fact that you are still here
is in itself it’s own great accomplishment.
…and then….
It takes much bravery & courage to stay in the arena.
Perseverance, when you’d rather just watch from the sidelines, is the only path to
~Ignoring Myself,

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