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 Roosevelt
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Hi, I’m Marilyn Wo and this is StarPlayer Academy episode 118.
I remember John Bingham once said, “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
What do you do to critics and people who judge you?
You can’t do anything to them but your own thoughts about what they say to you.
They have no power over you unless you give it to their words.
Today, I want you to ignore them or even be nice by having sympathy for them.
These are the people who have lost their dreams and are aiming to shoot you down from the mountain you are now in the process of scaling.
Focus not on your critics but the next foothold on the mountain face, for that is your true ambition and the challenge you have been dreaming to embark on.
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