“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.”

Theodore Roosevelt

The one thing I’ve come to realize about life is that there is no easy path. You may decide to not risk it all and not take the path that really matters to you, because well it takes much effort. However, whatever else you do will never be as fulfilling and, for sure, will still require your effort. Perhaps even much more effort because deep down, you don’t really care about it. So really, dare greatly.