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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kick the Person in the Pants

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month." -Teddy Roosevelt.

Born 153 years ago (10/27/1858) Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was a dynamic and charismatic leader. TR’s wit and wisdom still rings true today and offers strong insight and advice that can be useful for both your business and personal life. Following some of my favorite quotes, you will find a link to an interesting book about  Roosevelt that includes the story of how Teddy Roosevelt saved the game of American football.

“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.”

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”

“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.”

“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

“Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.”

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength."

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”

“When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.”

“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.”

Want more? Go to for “Four from Teddy” -- you will gain insight to this great man through 50 of his “most quotable” quotes, 3 Speeches, 1 Article and more. Inspirational and motivational as well as insightful and applicable to your business and personal life; check it out right now:

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