The Critic Does Not Count

“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 in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…  Who knows the 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 while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.”

~Teddy Roosevelt

This stood out to me because I have been on both ends.  I have been the critic more times than I would like to admit.  It must be the perfectionist/competitive side that finds it easy to criticize and find fault in people including myself.

I have also been the criticized individual who has been singled out and put under a scope.  That is just what happens when you step out of the norm and make Big, BOLD decisions.

When a woman stops looking for a hero and decides to become her own hero she will be criticized.

When a person makes a choice to take a leap of faith and follow their heart they will be criticized.

And that’s okay.  There will always be critics and people who are gonna hate, but you can make your own life GREAT!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana xoxoxo

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