“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.”
I started to wonder how often we have enough information to propose a solution. Or how often we have the energy to contemplate our choices so we can make a proposal. Or hardest yet, coming up with a solution and then following through on it.
I complain about a lot of things without moving to the next step, too tired or worried to try. How about you?
Teddy had more food for thought for us all. Let me know what you think.
“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 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 and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”