Work Is Not The Enemy…Refrigerator Words to Live by

From the MRW Water Cooler

Q: I particularly liked the last comment in an article:

“If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”

Isn’t that the gist of Mike’s message here? “Try something!” We (meaning the country) are very good at rhetoric, but when it comes to actually DOING something, that is where we fail every time.

Liz – east1952

Not bad Liz. Not bad.

These are all on my refrigerator. In a month or two, they’ll be in this site. They all come from Teddy Roosevelt, who knew a thing or two about trying.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

“I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.”

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

“It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.”

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”

“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”


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