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.
– Theodore Roosevelt
The experiences you create are the moments that define you. We’ll miss you when you’re gone, because we will always remember the mark you made on us.
– Seth Godin, from his post Soles
The Global Leadership Summit 2011
I had the privilege of attending The Global Leadership Summit this past week. It was amazing. To have a conference where church and business leaders can come together from around the world to learn, to be inspired, and to be challenged was an incredible experience.
Throughout the Summit there were so many times that I had my bell rung. Each speaker had fresh insights and new challenges. From the opening session, when Bill Hybels challenged us to take key steps to propel our organizations to the next level, to the final session, when Erwin McManus challenged us to become cultivators of human potential, I was inspired. But like Steven Furtick said, the key question is “How will you get from inspiration to implementation?”