“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
At Far West Capital, we spend a lot of time talking about entrepreneurial heroes. When we talk about these heroes, we are talking about the individuals who are determined to succeed and are moving beyond their comfort zone and into the unknown. This unknown may be difficult and it doesn’t always feel good – in fact, the challenges faced are often harder than expected. However, in the end, it is always worth it. The hero’s journey is about doing something new and producing positive change. Remember, it is easy to give up, but at Far West Capital, we like to challenge ourselves, and others, to push through their journey and achieve the end goal that we know they deserve.
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