Man In The Arena

LeBron James, Man in Arena, Investor, Liverpool's Champion League

Investor LeBron scores big off of Liverpool’s Champion League run.

​Many long-suffering Cleveland Browns fans are cherishing the competitive spirit of the Cavaliers as they embark on Game-3 of the Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. ESPN shared a thoughtful clip of an interview with LeBron James in which he describes the philosophy of “Man in the Arena.” He has referenced this idea in the past, too.

​It’s something for all of us—including Coventry League—to reflect upon.

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April 1910
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

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.

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