Motivating Monday: Block out the mean girls!

9 May

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

“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.”          

–Theodore Roosevelt

I think this quote in teen terms is about putting yourself out there. It can be really hard to do with all the Negative Nancies and Mean Morgans and Snickering Sandra’s trying to bring you down. But you can’t let them. That’s exactly what they want.

Have courage to go after what you want. Keep your head up, throw on your backpack and strut through that hallway.

Look at Teddy Roosevelt! Total badass. His glasses didn’t even have sides, but that didn’t stop him.

Because as he knew, it’s always better to be doing something, than just snickering on the sidelines. (Silly glasses and all.)

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2 Responses to “Motivating Monday: Block out the mean girls!”

  1. Don May 9, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Work! Love the quote. SO (11 O’s) inspirational. Thanks for sharing that.

    Keep on keepin’ on!

  2. Stop Being a Loser May 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Thank YOU for commenting! Work it girl!

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