Teddy Roosevelt is the man

I was listening to my daughter’s marching band director speak to the kids the other night to inspire them not only for the last few competitions of the season, but to challenge them in general.  He had a quote written on the board:

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Why do we sit around wishing for things instead of trying with every fiber of our beings to accomplish those things?  People have the tendency to look back instead of forward – what’s waiting out there for you?  EVERYTHING!  You’ll never get anything or anywhere by sitting there wishing or hoping.  You have to take the first step.

So here’s my challenge…I DARE you to be better than  you did yesterday.  Take a chance, hell, take a walk!  Just do something that takes you closer.  I’m doing it right now by writing at least one post a week.