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For Those Who Risk!

24 Apr

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spires who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

One of the reasons I love quotes by President Roosevelt is because they are chock full of common sense. But then again common sense is not always so common.

Teddy Roosevelt was a doer, whether it was charging up San Juan Hill or creating the National Park Service, and a man of action. He believed that man was created to push past his “so called” limits and to aspire for greatness. He didn’t have much patience for those who stood on the sidelines of life.

How many people do you know who sprinkle their conversations with somedays, as in: “Someday, I’m going to own my own business.” “Someday, I’m going to go back and finish my degree.” “Someday, when things settle down I’m going to really get involved in my kid’s lives.” For these people I would say; today is yesterday’s someday. If not now, when?

Life is risk. We never know what’s beyond the next bend in the road. But to avoid all risk is to not ever know how truly powerful we are. To live in our comfort zones, safe and secure, is to never really know what living is about.

We have been created to create. To try new things. To learn new things. To grow. To even fail, but to get back up and re-enter the ring.

You only have this one life. Why not create the life you have always dreamed of having. Don’t wait. There is always another bend in the road coming up.

With Love,

Michael

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