The Rise of Teddy

This year, I’m trying to read more biographies and books that have stood the test of time rather than new releases. I picked up this biography of Theodore Roosevelt after seeing Ryan Holiday post about it on his Instagram.

Teddy was an impressive man for many reasons. His courage, capacity for action, leadership qualities, and honesty are all worth emulating. I haven’t had a book leave me with the desire to simultaneously plunge headfirst into work and also roam around the Midwest hunting buffalo and sleeping under the stars. 😂

My favorite quote from the book, which I’ve been mulling over quite a bit:

I have only a second rate brain, but I think I have a capacity for action.

Theodore Roosevelt

The book was a dense but well worth the read. I paired up the physical book with Audible to keep moving at a good clip.

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