Great Quotes: It is not the critic who counts – Theodore Roosevelt

You are not doing much if you are not being criticized, it is said. As you set out to start your week, remember the following quote from Theodore Roosevelt. It is awe-inspiring.

“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.”

So let the critics do their job while you get busy in :

  • Getting things done.
  • Embracing the change.
  • Stirring the pot and thinking.
  • Ruthlessly re-prioritizing.
  • Raising the bar.
  • Getting better by learning
  • Enjoying what you are doing.
  • Being the best of what you can be.
  • Thinking possibilities.
  • Living each moment to its best.

Remember, it is not the critic who counts. Have a great week ahead!

Quotes to Energize Your Monday!

Once in a month, I spend some good time reading books at Crossword. It is not only an opportunity to read/buy some great books, but also to spend some quality time with myself thinking about what I read there. The ambience at Crossword is so good for reading, I have to push myself out. I got some great books on Quality, Management, Self-Help and Motivation.

As we start the week, I thought of sharing some inspiration from the book “The Treasure – Essence from World’s Greatest Motivational And Self-Help Gurus”. This book is a brilliant compilation of great thoughts from all time great authors and coaches. Here are 7 gems to wish you a great start into the week –

  • “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is caring, sharing person inside” – Denis Waitley (Success Coach)
  • “Excellence always sells” –Earl Nightingale (Success Coach)
  • “For true success, ask yourselves these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” – James Allen (Success Coach)
  • “It is important to remember that we are energy. Einstein told us that. And energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form” – Rhonda Byrne (Discoverer of Secret)
  • “The best strategy for building a competitive organization is to help individuals become more of who they are” – Marcus Buckingham (Motivational Expert)
  • “How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Drucker

You might also like reading Collection of thoughts to have a GREAT start into the week! and (How to) Have a Great Monday!

Have a super-productive week ahead! Stay tuned for more posts this week.