I will fight for the men and women in the arena

I will fight for the men and women in the arena.

If there was a belief I would fight to defend with my life would be Roosevelt’s “the man in the arena” speech.

Everyone loves to sit out in the arena and shout out “c’mon do it this way!” or “you should have done that way!” Everyone loves to be the critic and they are extremely skilled at it. But the men and women in the arena know that we get the credit, the sacred credit only given to those “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…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.

Business owners of all forms know this. Parents of all shapes know this (but often need to be told again and again). Yoga teachers whoever stood in front of a person or a crowd know this. Anyone whoever showed their true self, while daring greatly, knowing that there are critics standing all corners of their arenas, know this. And only they deserve all the credit.
Critics are the small minds who know absolutely nothing while discussing only about what the men and women of the arena did and should have done. The great minds, the men and women in the arena, discuss ideas that challenge themselves every single day, get up in the morning even though they are too exhausted and too hurt to face the world, and still spend themselves in a worthy cause.
Change makers, the brave and courageous souls, I’ve chosen my side. I’ve chosen to be with the men and women in the arena because that is the only place worth living this crazy thing called Life.

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