“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.”
I talked a little about this in a previous email.
When you get into business and you start having some success, a whole horde of know-nothings come out of the woodwork to prod, criticize, comment, and give their unsolicited opinion.
Just take a look at one of my FB ads and you’ll see a long list of commenters who hate me and hate business and hate money.
Anyway, back to President Roosevelt:
The quoted speech is called The Man in the Arena.
And it’s about people who actually take the steps toward what they want.
It’s tough sometimes.
Sometimes it feels like there’s no clear path forward.
And sometimes you just wanna go back to bed…
And when it gets tough it’s easy to listen to the haters.
Especially if you start putting out content, posting on social media, putting your face online, running ads, etc etc.
They’ll come out in droves.
Here’s what I think about that: