Nelson Mandela also gave a copy of this speech to Francois Pienaar, captain of the South African rugby team, before the start of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
The Man in the Arena = The Entrepreneur.
Thanks for continuing to pass along these motivational excerpts they useful for business motivation. ~ Preston Byrd
Tonight I had the opportunity to attend a wonderful retirement celebration for Sam Williams of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Sam has been an amazing leader of the Atlanta community for two decades starting with Central Atlanta Progress prior to the Olympics and through the Chamber for 17 years. At the end of his remarks he quoted Teddy Roosevelt’s famous speech titled “The Man in the Arena”:
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…
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