I love Oprah’s breathing space on her OWN network. In this particular episode she recited words from President Roosevelt, and I was immediately moved. This is one of my favorite personal pieces. His words instantly reminds you to have courage, and that the nay sayers are never important.
Very often I read his words to the students in my program, the clients I serve, and to just regular people who are holding onto the negative opinions of others. Often times we get caught up in the things others say, when in all reality, there is no weight to those things said. No one defines you, except you.
When things get rough, and people are pointing fingers, remember the words of President Theodore Roosevelt..
“There is no effort without error and shortcomings..”