There Is Not Effort Without Error

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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he 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

2 responses to “There Is Not Effort Without Error

  1. CHRISSHONDA GRANT

    Hi IM A 31YR OLD WIT SLE LUPUS I HAVE TWO KIDS A 5yr, old SON N12yrold DAUGHTER I THINK ITS GREAT HOW UR STORY IS TOLD I WANT MY KIDS TO SEE ME DO SUMTHING INSPIRATIONAL

  2. Hi Chrisshonda! Thank you for the kind words. There are so many things that you can do to inspire your children. Starting a blog is one and it’s relatively easy. I’m not sure how debilitating your illness is, but don’t let it run you. Definitely listen to your body if you get tired doing something. If you have mobility, you may want to participate in Lupus walks, your children can accompany you. Also, your everyday interactions with people, greeting everyone with a smile and treating everyone Christlike will inspire your children. Good Luck and God Bless.

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