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Be the Man in the Arena

Be the Man in the Arena

I’ve always been fond of both presidents named Roosevelt because both were men of thought AND action.

 

Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech at the University of Paris in 1910, after he was President, which became known as the Man in the Arena speech. Though long, there is one paragraph I love because of its message, which is quintessential TR (I included it at the bottom of this article). Essentially, he is saying that the first key to getting anything done is to show up. Regardless of the outcome, you have to acknowledge the person for showing up, for making an effort, for being in the arena. It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and be cynical or judgmental. To accomplish anything, you must start with showing up.

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Dear MMLC,

One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you for the gifts you have given Expect Miracles Foundation; your generosity provides the most important gift - hope. Through your generosity and encouragement we have been able to help speed the development of lifesaving therapies and advance cancer patient programs nationwide. We are grateful for your support and wish you and yours the very best for the New Year.

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