Iowa Specialty Hospital

Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

July 13, 2017

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 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 of defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

I LOVE this quote! I'm inspired by it as we look to the future within our organization or at home as "soon to be empty nesters". I see it in Shelly as she prepares to go on stage for a bodybuilding competition. I see it in Steve as he fights for the next thing we need to move forward. I also see it in my son as he prepares for the Iowa debate team and my daughter who is moving to LA as a single 25 year old on her own. Keep fighting the good fight people and remember to keep your "hater blockers" on! Remember, "it's not the critic who counts!"

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