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Theodore Roosevelt Quote- My right to be uncommon

Theodore Roosevelt Quote


I used to lay victim to circumstances and wonder why some people had great jobs and careers while I always had to settle for the average. I learned hard work from my Mom and Dad, learned to clean before I played, learned to “Do things right the first time”, I always ended up on the average side of life though and at the time I was content because I figured that was where I was supposed to be, those were the cards I was played in this game called life.. What I began to find out upon meeting amazing people and reading hundreds of books is that you become the average of the people that you most spend time with and that you can become what you DECIDE to become. I am a very reserved and introverted person, I’m very quiet…. but I have learned to spend hours upon hours daily with great human beings from the Bible as well as great business leaders from the last century and by doing that I have learned and been able to apply principles that they teach which in turn help me to lead and inspire others. Here are some words from the conversation I had with Theodore Roosevelt this morning 

Theodore Roosevelt spoke these heart-strengthening words,

“I choose not to be a common man. It’s my right to be uncommon if I can. I’ll seek opportunity , not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state to look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I’ll refuse to live from hand to mouth. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the calm stale of Utopia. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid, to think and act for myself and face the world boldly and say, This I have done”


Theodore Roosevelt Quote