Disco Valante in the Arena

Confidence in one’s self is the most important part of being a man. Blazing your own unique path can be met with the scrutiny of others. Doubt is a challenging hurdle when trying to succeed.

As a freshmen in college, I read The Man in the Arena, a speech given by US President Teddy Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910.

Hopefully these inspirational words will keep your focus sharp and constant.

“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 no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; 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, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

There is no shame in failing. Only shame in never having the courage to try and laughing at others who do. Pretty deep for a men’s underwear company.

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2 responses to “Disco Valante in the Arena

  1. Wow – you’re a hot guy with a brian. That’s good to me.

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