October 22, 2009 - Phil Hodgen

The Man in the Arena

For all of you out there who jumped into the Voluntary Disclosure Program for offshore bank accounts and are now questioning your judgment:

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.

From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 speech at the Sorbonne. H/T TechCrunch via Rick Segal.

You’re in the game. Others, outside the game, may criticize. You will question and criticize yourself. No matter. You’re in the game, win or lose. Win = win, and lose = experience which leads to future win.

Or as the Great Philosophers would say, Hey, Ho, Let’s Go! (Warning: YouTube).

If you’re in the game with our law firm, call anytime to talk or just to air out your frustrations with the process. We’re in the game with you, all the way to the end. My cell phone number is +1-626-437-2500. Call.

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