“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, 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 nor defeat.” Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
This video addressing criticism in your life--the good, constructive criticism which is important to listen to, as well as the negative criticism which should be rejected. Too many of us live in fear of the critics that surround us. This fear of what others think and say can keep us from living the life we want to. We can become slaves to the world around us which is pressuring us to keep in step with pop culture instead of living in accordance with our core beliefs and life priorities. Warrior Poets--love God, love your family, read, work out, rest well, invest in friendships, become dangerous.