For Those Who Stand in the Arena of Change

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May 2014 be the year when the men and women of ‘the arena’ (see below) come together to share our triumphs and struggles, and to celebrate the making of a world that works for all. I wish a to extend to each of you who stand in this very special place, a joyful and transformative New Year.

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THE MAN IN THE ARENA by Theodore Roosevelt

“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.”

 

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3 thoughts on “For Those Who Stand in the Arena of Change”

  1. May this coming year be the best year of your life;
    may you find the love of your life,
    may you find the job of your dreams,
    may you find the beef in your burger, the olive in your martini, the beauty in your bed,
    surrounded by oz.
    No, this ahh’s
    Abundance-Healthy-Harmony.
    Love you brother.
    jeff

  2. Happy New Year Vic! Thank you for sharing this. I hope you have plans for tonight. Wishing we were together to bring in the New Year.

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