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Mar 2nd, 2015 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

Don’t Listen To The Critics

There is always someone who knows better. Someone who will tell you, with conviction, that you’re wrong. That what you’re doing won’t work. Ever.

Sometimes these people have an informed opinion and you should listen. Oftentimes they don’t.

Take it from 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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