Weightlifting Thoughts: Motivational Words From Teddy

As Olympic weightlifters, we get caught up in chasing PR's that are all too few and far between. We need to remember that there is victory in the struggle and that true failure is only when we don't try at all. Here is a little something to keep us going. We could all use a little motivation read once in a while...

- Nicole Lim

“A Man in The Arena” - Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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.