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Teddy Roosevelt Punched Me in the Face

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” -Teddy Roosevelt

I just came across this quote. It took me back nearly 20 years.

I first found it while I was still in high school. It sparked something in me. It demanded something from me. It opened up new possibilities in me.

I’ve written before about “trudging.” Ol’ Teddy here was against simply trudging.

He wanted to be soaring.

And he was OK with sometimes crashing and burning.

Friends, let’s dare mighty things.

What are you daring to do this week?