All roads … Roman “soldiers” parade in front of the Colosseum during celebrations
of the birth of Rome. People from across Europe took part. Photo: AFP
The Best Way Out
is Always Through!
The POWER of PERSEVERANCE
When you believe in yourself, in your personal potential, in your own future, you have no choice – surrender is not an option.
You have to keep going; you must carry on; you just take the next step… and the next…and the next…
~B J Gallagher
“Several years ago for his 50th birthday, a friend’s brother-in-law gave him a framed quotation by Theodore Roosevelt entitled “The Credit”
He had added at the base of the frame the inscription “Happy 50th birthday
TOM – ‘The Gladiator’, win, lose, or draw, always in the arena.”
Reads like this….
It is not the critic who counts;
nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled;
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to those who are actually in the arena;
whose faces are marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strive valiantly;
who err and fall short again and again;
who know the great enthusiasms;
the great devotions;
and spend themselves in a worthy cause;
who at the best know in the end the triumph of high achievement;
and who at worst, if they fail,
at least fail while daring greatly;
so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
~ Theodore Roosevelt