“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 and comes up short again and again … 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 he fails while daring greatly.” – Theodore Roosevelt
There is so much wisdom in this saying, the difficulty is where to start!
Some people seem to gain self-esteem by believing that they raise themselves up by putting down others. Not so! Look to the good in others and get involved in a worthy cause. That’s the way to build yourself up rather than destroy relationships.